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 Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

September has long been known as the worst month for U.S. stock performance, but this year 401(k) balances for younger, less tenured workers actually rose 2% in September. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/30/2016 • 0 Comments

A "new" proposal that purports to "rescue" retirement does so at the expense of the 401(k) — and is based on faulty math, to boot. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC is proposing an expansion of its Missing Participants Program to cover terminated 401(k) and other defined contribution plans and certain defined benefit plans that the program does not now cover. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee announced Sept. 19 that it will meet on Sept. 21 to consider two retirement policy bills — but the real story might be what’s not in those proposals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that while there are challenges regarding retirement saving, the sky is far from falling — and in fact there is much good news. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Another major employer has been charged in an excessive fee lawsuit that not only contests the fees paid by the plan, but administrative fees paid by the plan to the plan sponsor as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest report on employer compensation costs shows that private-sector and state and local public-sector employers spent less on retirement benefits in June than they did in March. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

A new plan sponsor survey offers insights into the issues regarding retirement income adoption by workplace retirement plans, which service providers may find instructive regarding plan needs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor could do a better job of encouraging lifetime income options, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/30/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 30 announced a significant relaxation in the restrictions that normally apply to plan loans and hardship distributions to Louisiana flood victims and members of their families. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS recently issued its 2016-17 Priority Guidance Plan, and it contains an array of goals for projects relevant to retirement plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A plan trustee and recordkeeper — and a couple of large employers — have been sued for allegedly misusing the float income generated by their plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/23/2016 • 0 Comments

Each year Beloit College looks at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students about to enter college; it touches on the ways their retirement plans differ from those of their parents. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report on retirement saving and consumer attitudes toward it contains good news, but also provides fresh proof of changes in the retirement sphere as well as challenges to be faced. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s been not quite 10 years since St. Louis-based law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton launched about a dozen “excessive fee” lawsuits; in the years since then the firm has sharpened their pencils, and their criticism.
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By David Levine8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Earlier this year it appeared that ERISA litigation was going “off the rails,” and in the past week, a whole new round of lawsuits involving academic institution 403(b) plans has hit the news. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors are often reluctant to take big steps in making plan changes — but a new participant survey finds that workers would welcome more aggressive defaults. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/16/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that two factors appear to influence defined contribution plan participants’ loan activity. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/5/2016 • 0 Comments

In a recent article, Christopher Carosa offers some ideas on what retirement savers should not do when the market hits a valley. READ MORE

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