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 Staff11/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The ARA Government Affairs Committee has filed a comment letter with the PBGC on a proposal to amend and expand the PBGC program to hold retirement benefits for missing participants and beneficiaries. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Are multiple employer plans (MEPs) on the brink of becoming more widespread and a more important part of the retirement plan universe? Perhaps. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

Americans may be talking about working longer, but does U.S. tax policy work against those who do? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

So-called “sure” things sometimes turn out to be anything but that — and those that have relied on those assumptions, these “conventional wisdoms” as “givens” can wind up being disappointed — and ill-prepared for financing retirement. READ MORE

By Kimberly Flett11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

Structured correctly, health savings accounts (HSAs) can provide a tool for tax savings and cutting medical costs, and may be used as a nontraditional way to save further for retirement once all other tax deferred retirement plans have been maximized. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, which would amend the Internal Revenue Code to encourage retirement savings, was placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Nov. 16. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2016 • 0 Comments

October has long been known as the worst month for U.S. stock performance — but, with apologies to Charlie Brown, this year the average 401(k) balance got a rock for trick-or-treat. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2016 • 0 Comments

October turned out to be a pretty rough month for stocks — so how did 401(k) participants respond? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

What did 401(k) participants do in the first half of 2016 that they didn’t do in 2015? Not much, according to the Investment Company Institute’s latest study of retirement plan savers’ actions. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

Recent analyses offer a look at the readiness of the current youngest generation and how well their elders are helping prepare them. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent article takes a look at some of the key challenges retirees face and their impact on retirement benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2016 • 0 Comments

The funded status of the 100 largest corporate pension plans improved in October, says a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC’s deficit grew from 2014 to 2015, says the Congressional Research Service in a new report; it notes, however, that despite the bigger deficit and estimates of more to come, there also is good news. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Workers think they understand benefits — but what if they don’t? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The increasing cost of health care seems to be coming out of retirement’s pockets, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/4/2016 • 0 Comments

New research considers the potential impact of longevity income annuities, and finds some real benefits in retirement security. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/4/2016 • 0 Comments

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is the lament of many a retirement plan professional who has tried unsuccessfully to persuade an employer to offer a workplace retirement savings plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/3/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report quantifies the persistent, if shrinking, gender gap in financial wellness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2016 • 0 Comments

A key element in retirement planning is the rate of return assumption — and a new report takes a look at not only what return assumptions are common, but the odds of achieving it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced on Oct. 28 that the guarantee limit for single-employer plans that fail in 2017 will be higher than the limit that applied for 2015 and 2016. READ MORE

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