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 Staff9/15/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that funds spent on pension plans have additional effects beyond providing retirement income for participants and beneficiaries.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Members from both the House and Senate, and hailing from both major political parties, have unveiled bills they intend to address various aspects of retirement plans’ administration and functions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that while there are challenges regarding retirement saving, the sky is far from falling — and in fact there is much good news. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest report on employer compensation costs shows that private-sector and state and local public-sector employers spent less on retirement benefits in June than they did in March. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

A new plan sponsor survey offers insights into the issues regarding retirement income adoption by workplace retirement plans, which service providers may find instructive regarding plan needs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A series of small and mid-sized employer focus groups finds a general skepticism regarding those state-run initiatives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor could do a better job of encouraging lifetime income options, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

It can be really hard to make a prediction that comes true. Just ask pollsters and meteorologists. And that principle holds true regarding returns on retirement accounts and investments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Preparing for retirement inevitably brings up questions of time: When will you retire? How long will your retirement last? How long do you have to prepare? Often we don’t take advantage of the time we have, and sometimes we don’t have the time we thought we would. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Sept. 8 issued TD 9783, which contains final regulations that modify minimum present value requirements for partial annuity distribution options under defined benefit plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on Sept. 6 announced that it will pay the retirement benefits of more than 900 current and future retirees of multinational chemical manufacturer Vertellus Specialties. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

An analysis of retirement plan contribution rates found that employees that improve their financial wellness score from four to six could potentially improve their retirement plan balance by more than 27%. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The generation that has rewritten societal rules at every stage of their life now looks to be redefining retirement as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/30/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 30 announced a significant relaxation in the restrictions that normally apply to plan loans and hardship distributions to Louisiana flood victims and members of their families. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension underfunding dropped, and funding levels rose last year, the Standard and Poors 500 has reported. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The White House in a fact sheet it issued on Aug. 25 announced and expressed support for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on states creating retirement plans, but sentiment is not universally positive. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Americans’ top financial concern for at least the last 15 years: retirement security. In an Aug. 23 ASPPA webcast, Andrew Remo, Director of Legislative Affairs for the American Retirement Association, discusses state leaders' responses. READ MORE

By Michael Webb8/29/2016 • 0 Comments

A longevity annuity contract (LAC) is an annuity that begins payments at an advanced age; quite different than the more typical type of retirement plan annuitization option. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/26/2016 • 0 Comments

A survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies finds that Generation X, the first generation to have access to 401(k) plans for the majority of their working careers, is thinking about retirement, though their preparations are still lacking. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS recently issued its 2016-17 Priority Guidance Plan, and it contains an array of goals for projects relevant to retirement plans. READ MORE

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