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 Ted Godbout11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In a preemptive move against retirement provisions in the forthcoming House Republican tax reform plan, Senate Democratic leaders on Oct. 31 unveiled an alternative proposal that would increase 401(k) contribution limits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the offices of Vantage Benefits Administrators “amid concerns that money may be missing from retirement accounts the company manages,” according to the Dallas Morning News. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced on Oct. 30 that the guarantee limits for single-employer plans that fail in 2018 will be 0.95% higher than the limits that applied for 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board has issued a request for proposal for investment consulting services. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

IRS Employee Plans examiners have been told to not challenge a qualified plan for failing to satisfy RMD standards under certain circumstances. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

According to new research, the average account balance among consistent 401(k) participants at year-end 2015 was almost double the average account balance among all participants in the database. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

If last week’s volley between President Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) over the potential Rothification of 401(k)s has you perplexed, rest assured, we should have some initial answers this week. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board has completed a second stage of rulemaking for OregonSaves, the state-run retirement plan that is approaching full implementation. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry points out that 401(k) loans may seem innocuous since a participant is taking money from his or her own account and repaying it to themselves, but they still entail risks and costs.
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By Nevin Adams 10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

It is all too common in human affairs to make choices that have “unforeseeable consequences.” READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Pew Charitable Trusts has issued a new report on worker perspectives on barriers to saving and the results suggest, not surprisingly, that access to an employer-sponsored plan is key. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The GAO is recommending that Congress consider establishing an independent commission to examine the U.S. retirement system and offer recommendations to clarify key policy goals. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/26/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump may have thought his tweet would have ended the controversy over a proposed partial Rothification of 401(k)s — but that was Monday. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon10/26/2017 • 0 Comments

The Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight has considered a bill that would set up a state-run MEP for private employers in the Bay State. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Oct. 19 announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has set flat-rate and variable rate premiums for 2018. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC announced on Oct. 16 that it is launching a new pilot program that will offer mediation in certain Termination Liability Collection and Early Warning Program cases. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess sent legislation to the Seattle City Council on Oct. 10 that would establish the Seattle Retirement Savings Plan. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Baby Boomers are exhibiting a stronger sense of financial preparedness and confidence, according to a recent study that explores generational perceptions of retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

There have to be changes in the law, and “it needs to be done quickly,” argued former North Dakota Senator and Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad at an Oct. 11 Bipartisan Policy Center event. READ MORE

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