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 Staff10/7/2016 • 0 Comments

There was some good news for U.S. corporate pension plans in a recent report about their overall funded ratio. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

In the second of a series of articles that features the insights of American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs, he shares his views on how demographics relate to and affect entitlements and retirement policy and benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Labor force participation rates among college-educated women age 60-64 grew in the first decade of the 21st Century; a recent study looks at that finding as well as how pensions help explain it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Happy workers appear to be healthier financially — or is it the other way around? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

September has long been known as the worst month for U.S. stock performance, but this year 401(k) balances for younger, less tenured workers actually rose 2% in September. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/3/2016 • 0 Comments

In a recent paper, the American Enterprise Institute offers its views on approach entitlements differently; in a series of articles AEI Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs shares his views on entitlements in general and how they relate to retirement policy and benefits in particular. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/30/2016 • 0 Comments

A "new" proposal that purports to "rescue" retirement does so at the expense of the 401(k) — and is based on faulty math, to boot. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/30/2016 • 0 Comments

Another state-run retirement program for the private sector is now on the books. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined benefit plans can play a key role in providing financial stability in retirement, but their effects may not be widespread, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon9/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Two bills that would facilitate reform of New Jersey’s public pension plans are now before the state Senate. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The legislative package that cleared the Senate Finance Committee unanimously in late September included provisions intended to encourage the use of lifetime income products, including a late addition that could turn out to be the most significant. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/28/2016 • 0 Comments

On Sept. 27, the American Retirement Association Government Affairs Committee filed a comment letter on a proposed regulation that would expand the non-ERISA safe harbor to payroll deduction savings arrangements mandated by the laws of certain political subdivisions within a state. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/26/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s not hard to find scary headlines about 401(k)s — seems as though every week you read how people aren’t saving enough, are worried that they aren’t saving enough, aren’t saving enough and aren’t worried that they aren’t saving enough… READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

In most professional sports, the clock — the time remaining in the contest — is a factor (baseball being a notable exception — those nine innings are going to be played, regardless of how long it takes). Retirement also has a clock. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

We hear a lot about the crushing load of student debt many Millennials carry these days — but is it having an impact on retirement plan participation? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor on Sept. 22 announced that it has awarded more than $150,000 in research grants to expand portable retirement savings plans for low-wage workers. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee has cleared two pieces of retirement legislation that are now pending before the full Senate, including one that includes a new brand of multiple employer plan (MEP) for the private sector. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/20/2016 • 0 Comments

A major obstacle in the acceptance of retirement income options is availability, or the lack thereof, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC is proposing an expansion of its Missing Participants Program to cover terminated 401(k) and other defined contribution plans and certain defined benefit plans that the program does not now cover. READ MORE

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