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 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

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

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