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 Staff9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

August brought a notable uptick in 401(k) trading activity among defined contribution plan investors, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has extended the employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief it issued for victims of Hurricane Harvey to those affected by Hurricane Irma. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Running the plan and investing in a way mindful of environmental, social and governance concerns is a practice some plans follow, but a recent commentary questions whether that inhibits fulfilling fiduciary responsibility. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

As stock values rose during the first quarter, most DC plan participants continued with their asset allocations and contribution levels, and maintained low withdrawal activity, says the Investment Company Institute (ICI). READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Amid all of the recent talk about Rothification, Cerulli Associates has come out with a report showing that only one-third of DC plan participants can correctly identify the benefits of Roth contributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS, DOL and PBGC have granted relief to certain victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) may try to do what they cannot. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have announced fresh relief for victims of Hurricane Irma — as well as those of still very recent Hurricane Harvey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Temperatures continued to rise in August, but the increase in average 401(k) balances cooled off a bit. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Analyses often warn that efforts to save for retirement are insufficient, but panelists at a recent discussion suggest that the prospects for many retirees are really quite good. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that it is extending the temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The House and Senate returned Sept. 5 from a month-long break facing an extremely busy legislative calendar. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2017 • 0 Comments

Published reports say that President Trump’s top aides and congressional leaders have made “significant strides” in shaping a tax overhaul — and yes, Rothification remains on the table. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2017 • 0 Comments

On Aug. 29, the American Retirement Association requested relief for taxpayers, plan sponsors and service providers adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/23/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that recordkeeping, trust and custody fees didn’t drop for the first time since 2010. Then again, they didn’t increase, either. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Many argue that re-enrolling 401(k) participants into target date funds (TDFs) benefits them and their beneficiaries. But a recent blog entry argues that it’s also good for a plan itself. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial stress and everyday money matters are hindering Americans’ retirement savings efforts and affecting the job performance of many employees, a new nationwide survey reveals. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry argues that employers and plan administrators can face complex situations concerning distributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

State-run plans slowly are gaining traction, but in a recent survey, 30% of employers say they are very likely to drop their DC plan and turn to a state plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The notion that people need to save more for retirement is not new. Recent research suggests that in sentiment many employers agree, but may not put that in practice as fully as they could. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation got another day in court last week — and, for a change, this time the regulation’s challengers appeared to draw blood. READ MORE

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