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 Staff11/22/2016 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

Investment performance turns out to be both the biggest driver of participant satisfaction — and one of the biggest barriers to that satisfaction; but it’s not the biggest barrier. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2016 • 0 Comments

October has long been known as the worst month for U.S. stock performance — but, with apologies to Charlie Brown, this year the average 401(k) balance got a rock for trick-or-treat. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2016 • 0 Comments

October turned out to be a pretty rough month for stocks — so how did 401(k) participants respond? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

What did 401(k) participants do in the first half of 2016 that they didn’t do in 2015? Not much, according to the Investment Company Institute’s latest study of retirement plan savers’ actions. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/2/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation released the advance copies of the 2016 Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF on Nov. 1. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2016 • 0 Comments

Regulatory Paul Reveres are sounding the clarion call about the impending effective date of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule; a recent paper offers ideas on preparing for the rule’s April 10, 2017 effective date. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that those that design, offer and administer DC plans should not assume that they are assured of participants in growing numbers and stability and that the plans will serve participants as well as ever without changes and adaptations. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/27/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Oct. 27 in Notice 2016-62 announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have announced that they are granting relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew in hard-hit parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Matthew and members of their families. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that the median retirement savings for those who have access to a 401(k) plan is nearly nine times that of those who don’t. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report highlights five key 401(k) risk areas to keep an eye on. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Stock drop lawsuits are generally about employer stock that has suffered a precipitous drop in value, and in rare cases, where participants have been deprived from keeping that investment — and then there’s this one. READ MORE

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

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