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 Staff6/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent survey highlights some stark differences in retirement plan access and participation among U.S. metropolitan areas. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The head of one of the world’s largest asset managers is calling for a mandate of retirement savings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/6/2016 • 0 Comments

The finances of pension plans have improved, and pension buy-out sales have increased — trends both fueled by stock market performance and interest rates, according to two reports. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/3/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent Supreme Court case that didn’t have anything to do with ERISA is already having an impact on ERISA litigation — and could have more in the years to come. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/2/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on June 2 announced that it is proposing a rule that would facilitate mergers of multiemployer pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2016 • 0 Comments

An analysis of financial wellness assessments completed found that employees with higher financial wellness scores also had higher contribution rates to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Retirement planning involves making a number of assumptions about spending after retirement – but how much — and on what — do retirees actually spend their resources? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

A new analysis claims that nationwide, most retirees are living on about 60% of their pre-retirement income. But there’s a bit of creativity in the math that derived those results. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The impact of the Department of Labor’s May 18 rule revising the federal overtime rules may not be confined to HR and payroll — retirement plan administrators and service providers may be affected as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2016 • 0 Comments

In order to provide practitioners and researchers with a “standard, reliable, and broadly available way to measure individual financial well-being,” a government agency has launched a new “financial well-being scale.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study argues that converting public sector defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans may not be without consequences. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Individuals who know enough to know they should know more than they do, but don’t always know where to go for help, are at a stage when helping them get it “right” could have a huge impact on their retirement readiness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report suggests that defined contribution participants are feeling better about their financial situations – and that the confidence of Millennials is highest. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2016 • 0 Comments

The tax incentives currently extended to workplace retirement plans are a potential casualty of a tax reform proposal that was the subject of a Senate Finance Committee hearing that included testimony from American Retirement Association Director of Retirement Policy Judy Miller. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/17/2016 • 0 Comments

That’s the claim of a blog post titled, “How a 1% Fee Could Cost Millennials $590,000 in Retirement Savings.” It notes that for Millennials, “time is on their side in almost every way related to building wealth.”

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By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

America faces “a huge undersaving problem that will catch up with us,” warned participants at a recent panel discussion of financial literacy and retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

How can we best address the challenges we face concerning retirement security? Speakers at the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Policy Forum offered several perspectives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

More companies are turning to annuity purchases as a way to accomplish pension risk transfer, according to a recent report by Prudential. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A new Gallup poll not only finds that Americans are worried about having enough money for retirement — that concern continues to top the list of financial concerns. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A May 5 session at LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry Conference offered some hard data on perceptions of — and risks to — retirement readiness. READ MORE

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