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 John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

What color is the retirement readiness mood ring? Recent studies and insights give us answers as varied as the spectrum.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment, auto-escalation, auto-investment — all are growing in number of users and in their influence on the retirement superhighway. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent panel discussion addressed best practices for record-keeping private real estate investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

In less than a month, the new “transition” exemptions will apply to recommendations for IRAs. Fred Reish looks at how to prepare for that shift.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

At a recent policy forum sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, outlined five ways to “fix” the current Saver’s Credit.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan assets under management (AUM) reached $5.95 trillion in 2016, says a recent survey of money managers. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent blog entries offer a way to dispel the fog for plan participants who may be confused about retirement planning and its importance. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

There are lots of reasons why people get behind in their retirement savings — and one very helpful way that older workers can make up for lost time and catch up. READ MORE

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

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