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 ASPPA Net Staff8/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Worries about retirement are adding to the stress of already financially stressed workers — who don’t seem to be doing anything about it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plans have grown and proliferated, while the converse has been true for the defined benefit universe. But a recent paper argues that applying the principles of DB plan administration can benefit DC plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The retirement plan industry has paid a lot of time and attention to behavioral finance in motivating worker savings behaviors — but in doing so, we may be overlooking a significant factor that affects their adoption. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Workers who listed their employers as their first or second source of retirement education have more money saved for retirement than those who listed parents or family members as their top source, according to a new survey by Ramsey Solutions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but the Pension Protection Act of 2006 will be a decade old next month. And it’s probably done more good for the nation’s retirement security than most realize. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Here are five things that individuals should know about sitting down and doing a retirement needs calculation.
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By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Summer issue of Plan Consultant magazine is now available on ASPPA Net; it features a cover story on the rise of robo record keeping and addresses whether today’s tech-based start-ups are an opportunity or a threat to traditional players. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2016 • 0 Comments

In a recent study, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that some aspects of employer-provided retirement benefits have grown in the last one to four years, while others have declined slightly and many have held steady. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

There is a sizable number of pre-retirees and retirees who do not enlist the assistance of a professional when devising a financial plan for their retirement, according to a recent study. It also takes a look at how they do in the effort. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Look for a bill to be introduced in Congress next month that some have called “auto-IRA on steroids.” READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Wellness is a hot topic, and that means not only physical, but also financial, health. Financial wellness is relevant to, and an aspect of, retirement readiness. A June 21 panel at the 2016 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC included a discussion of financial wellness and what it means.
Clients are key to how it is defined, panelists indicated. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2016 • 0 Comments

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) have teamed up to introduce legislation that would create a federal lost and found designed to help stem leakage from retirement accounts. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on June 17 issued reports on the health and prospects for its multiemployer program and its single-employer program. READ MORE

By Andrew Biggs6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

In a new report published by the American Enterprise Institute and supported by the Bradley Foundation, several experts look into how to reform America’s entitlement and welfare programs. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

I’ve long enjoyed John Oliver’s take on the world. He has a gift for bringing humor to subjects that aren’t generally seen as funny, and in the process not only helps make complex topics more approachable, he gives voice to the frustration that millions surely feel at the world around us. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on June 10 in Notice 2016-39 and Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2016-36 issued guidance on whether distributions received during a phased retirement are amounts received as an annuity. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, House Republicans released the first of six documents detailing their policy agenda, a portion of which included recommendations to “build retirement security through the private retirement system.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2016 • 0 Comments

You may have missed it, but you’ll likely be hearing a lot about John Oliver’s take on retirement savings, financial advisors, small plans, and the fiduciary regulation. Warning: It isn’t pretty. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/10/2016 • 0 Comments

You couldn’t find two U.S. senators much farther apart on the ideological spectrum than Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) — but they have teamed up on bipartisan legislation to make retirement saving easier. READ MORE

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