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 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

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Most workplace retirement plans allow loans against participants' balances, but the option carries risks for fiduciaries; here are what the IRS says are the most common plan loan failures. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

At a Feb. 3 U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference, “The Shifting Paradigm of Retirement,” a panel of experts addressed the changing dynamics of the workforce and its financial wellness. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/25/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says that Congress is “seeking ideas” on how to increase saving, including retirement saving. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The most common DC match turns out to not be the one that participants were more likely to get, according to a new report. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

People often talk about the significance of the “free” money associated with the company match in retirement savings — but there’s another source of “free” money that is often overlooked. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that the last day of the remedial amendment period for 403(b) plans is March 31, 2020. The American Retirement Association had recommended that the IRS provide an initial three-year restatement period for employers adopting pre-approved 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/10/2017 • 0 Comments

A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds a number of factors influencing the cost of providing those benefits beyond wages. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/10/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Republicans have broken into tax reform working groups — and retirement is on the “menu.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The 2017 media-bashing of the 401(k) is off to an early start. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that Americans are feeling better about their financial situation — though that may be dampening their enthusiasm for good financial resolutions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

It was another year of double-digit gains for the average account balance of consistent 401(k) participants. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The Treasury Department has blown out the candles on the first birthday cake for myRA, the retirement plan the federal government implemented in November 2015; it earned a mixed report card according to a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Most 401(k) plans offered investment menus that included options proprietary to the plan’s recordkeeper, but proprietary investments accounted for a smaller share of total 401(k) assets, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Resolutions are a traditional part of the new year, and recent suggestions from several financial management and consulting firms highlight some steps that plan sponsors can take in 2017. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/21/2016 • 0 Comments

One certainly could argue that many Americans act as though at retirement some kind of benevolent elf will drop down their chimney with a bag full of cold cash from the North Pole. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plans may be more prolific than other retirement plans, but they are nowhere near universal — at least according to a recent report by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. READ MORE

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