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 Ted Godbout7/11/2017 • 0 Comments

“Too expensive to set up” or “my organization does not have the resources” are the top reasons small to midsize businesses cite for not offering a retirement plan, says Pew Charitable Trusts. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees who may have the greatest longevity at an office in terms of circuits around the sun and as part of payroll, have — and pose — concerns unlike those of younger cohorts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

While they’re not quite as strong as the numbers for the first quarter of the year, there should be plenty to celebrate in this year’s June 30 participant statements. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The pilot program for OregonSaves, the state-run auto-IRA program for private-sector workers in Oregon, was launched on July 1. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has made some changes to how it deals with pre-approved plans, hoping to encourage employers to switch from individually designed plans to the pre-approved format. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Just when you think all the 401(k) plans with proprietary funds have been sued — another lawsuit emerges. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The public sector's response to cybercrime to protect its retirement plans and participants is not uniform, a recent report suggests.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

By the end of the first quarter of 2017, U.S. retirement assets amounted to $26.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plans were on the receiving end of strong market performance during the first quarter of this year, rising 4.67%, its highest quarterly return since year-end 2013, according to the latest Callan DC Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Small plans frequently have big service needs, and a special joint NAPA/CIkR task force has developed a template designed to make it easier to obtain a consistent, apples-to-apples comparison of service features from 401(k) recordkeepers.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The vast majority of DC plan participants continued making contributions in 2016 and most “stayed the course” with their asset allocations, according to a recent Investment Company Institute study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Concerns about retirement and health care loom large for American workers and the U.S. Senate is reportedly close to its version of a health care reform bill. We need your help ASAP to tell Congress to make it easier for workers to manage their health and retirement savings. READ MORE

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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