Retirement Income

We’re seeing greater emphasis on new ways to provide plan participants with retirement income options, driven primarily by policymakers at the Department of Labor and greater demand among plan sponsors. Here you’ll find coverage of news and developments in Washington, as well as new products and plan design changes like stream of payment options as alternatives to lump sum distributions.


By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The funded status of U.S. corporate pension plans improved in July according to assessments by three financial services firms. 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 Staff8/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Digital capability is central to increasing the size of retirement assets, a recent article argues, at least in part due to the increasing presence of Millennials in the workforce. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Americans reportedly are enjoying their highest levels of personal satisfaction since the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ “Personal Financial Satisfaction Index." READ MORE

By John Iekel8/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In new projections, the PBGC says the deficit of its single-employer program likely will end soon; however, the results for the multiemployer program are likely to be different. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Treasury’s winding down of the myRA program will cause at least one state-run retirement program to delay its opening. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Survey results from LPL Financial suggest that well-targeted tax incentives for starting a retirement plan or automatically enrolling employees may motivate small businesses to adopt and enhance a plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/28/2017 • 0 Comments

The Treasury Department on July 28 announced that it will begin winding down the myRA program. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new Morningstar analysis finds no relationship between fund manager changes and future returns — but there are impacts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study finds a higher rate of workplace retirement plan participation, and claims that a widely cited measure of participation understates reality by about 5 percentage points. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Washington State Department of Commerce is updating the rules for the state’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on July 17 sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) expressing its strong support for tax incentives to encourage retirement savings. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment has long been touted — and proven — to be effective in overcoming retirement savings inertia. But automatic enrollment plan design seems to be suffering from its own inertia. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The July 1 launch of the Oregon Retirement Savings Program (OregonSaves) pilot has been a success, says a report by the Oregon Retirement Savings Board. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The surging stock market may have muted participants' suits regarding employer stock holdings — but a new one claims to be “about the defendants’ abject failure, as plan fiduciaries, to protect the interests of the participants.” READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

To help prevent retirement plan cashout leakage when workers change jobs, 11 Senators sent a letter to Labor Secretary Acosta asking the DOL to issue guidance clarifying the application of ERISA to auto portability features. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees are increasingly looking to their employers for financial support and believe that employers also have a responsibility for their health and well-being. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment is the single most important feature an employer can adopt for Millennials and new hires to participate in a company’s DC plan, according to a new study from Wells Fargo. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Regardless of income level, most respondents in a new survey say they are behind in retirement prep and want to learn about retirement savings and personal financial management. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The good news is that the funding level of that critical financial underpinning of the nation’s retirement security didn’t decrease during the past year. READ MORE

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