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 Nevin Adams 2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

It has been heartening to see a number of employers announce plans to expand and increase benefit programs, offer bonuses, and increase the employer match — and more could lie ahead. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

January opened with the ball dropping, but that may be about all that fell last month — at least as far as pension plan funding was concerned. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

President Trump keeps talking up 401(k) balances — and the January results for the average 401(k) account balance certainly support that. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/1/2018 • 0 Comments

Two more House members, one from each major party, on Jan. 30 joined 132 of their peers as cosponsors of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/31/2018 • 0 Comments

The nation’s first state-run retirement plan for private sector workers is picking up steam — but the opt-out rates are a bit of an eye-opener. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/31/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has reviewed and updated the information it provides in frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning recharacterizations of IRA contributions. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/19/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent white paper discusses the new tax reform law and its possible effects, including those on retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/19/2018 • 0 Comments

An organization interested in retirement security gazes into the crystal ball to divine what 2018 may bring. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/19/2018 • 0 Comments

You have to wonder what the Wall Street Journal has against automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and PBGC are granting relief to those in the Golden State who have suffered due to the recent wildfires, floods, mudslides and debris flows that began on Dec. 4, 2017. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Individual retirement accounts generally show consistent growth, but differences do arise when comparing data samples, according to a new report from EBRI. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Every month, it seems, new research comes out suggesting that Millennials are doing better at saving than their older counterparts. But are they really? READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Missouri is the latest state whose legislature has before it a measure that would establish a state-run program for employees whose employers do not offer a retirement plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/10/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will join the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Jan. 9. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

A year ago, EBRI estimated that individuals might need as much as $350,000 to cover health expenses in retirement. You might want to sit down for the update. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results find that Americans are confident that they are on track to achieve their long-term financial goals, but will that confidence continue in 2018? READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

While the new tax law avoided major changes to the existing retirement tax provisions, the same cannot be said for the tax treatment of executive compensation and related provisions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Aflac Inc. says that as a result of tax reform, it intends to invest in “several key areas that will provide long-term benefits for employees” – including a boost in their 401(k) match. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC’s Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate has issued a report on the 2017 activities of her office on participant claims, multiemployer plans, plan sponsor issues and pension de-risking. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), on Jan. 2 announced that he will become the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. READ MORE

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