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.


Retirement Income

Retirement Income

By John Iekel 4/24/2018 • 0 Comments

The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program is now being tested by employers that volunteered to participate in a pilot program, Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs (D) has announced. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/23/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results show that a significant majority of 401(k) consultants support additional services in DC plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/23/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis offers a fresh take on how to motivate individuals to save for retirement: wed technology and behavioral economics. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/19/2018 • 0 Comments

Another study concludes that a widely used government report of retirement plan participation understates reality. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A majority of U.S. investors have not calculated how much income they will need while they are retired and how much their retirement accounts will generate for them, says a recent study. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Recent market volatility and doubts about how long the bull market will last has increased demand for alternative investments strategies, according to a recent survey of institutional investors. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Longevity generally is increasing. But some of those rays of golden sunshine can be clouded due to the instability of the retirement saving atmosphere. A recent blog entry offers some ideas on how those clouds may be dispelled. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Have Americans accepted a shift in responsibility for their own retirement security? A new study by MetLife seems to indicate that they have. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Enactment of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act would encourage employers to offer DC plans and to expand access to various retirement savings options, panelists at a Capitol Hill retirement policy forum suggested. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Panelists shared their perspectives on the importance of lifetime income options and ways to enhance their availability at the recent Enrolled Actuaries Meeting held in Washington, DC. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/13/2018 • 0 Comments

As workers become more highly mobile, and frequently change jobs and homes, the task of finding missing plan participants can be a time-consuming and difficult process for plan sponsors. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Consider the statistics on retirement need calculations, retirement realities and the extent to which Americans have done any kind of calculation regarding the income they’ll need to live on in retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Treasury Department are “making progress” on guidance regarding missing participants, according to a panelist at an April 11 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting held in Washington, DC. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Recent discussions about 401(k) loans look at the scale of the practice, the consequences and what a plan may consider concerning a policy for them.
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By Robert Toth4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s participant loan changes trigger the “uncomfortable” manner in which ERISA’s fiduciary rules apply to loans and their administration. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The title of a new report by the Society of Actuaries asks if we should be concerned about retirement adequacy; the report's authors appear to say that it depends. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Not only do individual account assets make up a large part of their owners' financial assets, but those with individual accounts have much higher net worth than those without them, says EBRI. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued its updated Pension Insurance Data Books and Tables; they now contain information from 2016. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A majority of U.S. workers hold debt in addition to their mortgages, and that’s a problem regarding financial security during retirement, says a recent study. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/5/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC issued guidance on April 3 to assist multiemployer pension plans that request its review of alternative plan rules for satisfying employer withdrawal liability. READ MORE

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