Defined Contribution Plans

This broadly defined station houses posts about topics that encompass all types of employer-provided defined contribution plans — not just 401(k)s. These include plans in other countries, etc.




Defined Contribution Plans

Defined Contribution Plans

By Nevin Adams 5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of rumbling on and around Capitol Hill about a potential shift to Roth contributions for 401(k) plans as part of tax reform; how might that affect retirement savings? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

I made the switch to Roth for my retirement savings years ago — and I have long counseled younger workers, who were likely paying the lowest tax rates of their working lives, to do so as well. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Unveiling President Trump’s tax reform proposal on April 26, Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor and director of the National Economic Council, said that “retirement savings will be protected.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal cautions: “Grab Your Pitchforks, Your 401(k) May Need Defending From Congress.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Despite the importance of educating 401(k) plan participants to prepare for their retirement by investing well, most programs that purport to do that fail in the attempt, says a recent blog entry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS on April 18 announced that it has extended the deadline for certain employers to adopt a DC pre-approved plan and apply for a determination letter, if permissible, from April 30, 2017 to May 1, 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that demographic shifts and employee expectations are redefining the workplace and benefit priorities for plan sponsors — but some things haven't changed. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/27/2017 • 0 Comments

With health care reform off the table (at least for the moment), Congress will now turn to… tax reform. READ MORE

By Andrew Ledewitz3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax-exempts, governmental employers and churches, and their retirement plan options, will be among the topics addressed at the ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference to be held April 27-28 in Philadelphia. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Some plan fiduciaries contend that passively managed funds allow one to avoid ERISA liability. But a recently released white paper suggests they are not a panacea. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new tax reform proposal has surfaced that would impose a 15% tax on retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has expanded the applicability of the examination guidelines relevant to hardship distributions from 401(k)s. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Much of the preparation for the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation has involved a focus on rollover advice — but it now looks like the SEC is gearing up a larger focus as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Drains on retirement income abound. That’s natural in the course of daily life. But one of them — long-term disability — is largely unheralded, despite its being less than rare, argues a recent analysis. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The so-called “Trump bump” looks to be bringing good news to those 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s strong support for employer involvement in facilitating retirement saving. Not only that, a healthy majority of workers at employers that do not offer a retirement plan would save for retirement if they were given access to a plan, says a recent study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/24/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent studies indicate that employers are increasingly interested in financial wellness — and that it can’t come soon enough. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits to employees. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury has put forth a proposal in support of its state-run plan for private-sector workers who don’t have a plan at work — that could affect private-sector 401(k) plans. READ MORE

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