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 Staff1/26/2017 • 0 Comments

Sure, you’ve spent a year getting ready for the fiduciary rule — but are you ready for the topic du jour in the nation’s capital, tax reform? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/26/2017 • 0 Comments

A not-so-complex financial calculus underpins a delicate balance for small business owners considering offering a retirement plan — and Congress could be getting ready to screw that up. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/25/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says that Congress is “seeking ideas” on how to increase saving, including retirement saving. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/24/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent changes to the proposed rules for the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan were fueled by comments the state Treasury received that sought more information on what employers’ responsibilities will be under the plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC can use its valuation method to calculate the Durango-Georgia Paper Co.’s terminated pension plan’s unfunded liabilities, says a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Almost 20% of U.S. workers are part-time; that has implications regarding how those workers will prepare for retirement and how those employers can be involved. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The most common DC match turns out to not be the one that participants were more likely to get, according to a new report. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

People often talk about the significance of the “free” money associated with the company match in retirement savings — but there’s another source of “free” money that is often overlooked. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury has updated proposed rules for the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Decisions, decisions. In a land of plenty, there are myriad options in almost everything — that often includes how one’s retirement plan funds are to be invested, but a recent paper suggests that sometimes less may be more. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report says that people who invest their retirement accounts in unconventional assets — such as real estate or virtual currency — may be placing their savings at risk. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/12/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement investments and advice are among the examination priorities of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) for 2017, the SEC said on Jan. 12. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A supplement and “jump start” — that was how a Treasury official characterized myRAs, the retirement program the federal government implemented in November 2015. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/10/2017 • 0 Comments

A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds a number of factors influencing the cost of providing those benefits beyond wages. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/10/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Republicans have broken into tax reform working groups — and retirement is on the “menu.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a request for information seeking public feedback on proposed “two-pool” alternative withdrawal liability arrangements. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In the second of a two-part series, several experts tell us that MEPs, state plans and financial education are areas in 2017 in which the exuberance of the start of a new year will be especially pronounced.

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By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that Americans are feeling better about their financial situation — though that may be dampening their enthusiasm for good financial resolutions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

It was another year of double-digit gains for the average account balance of consistent 401(k) participants. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The confetti and champagne bottles are cleaned up, and 2017 is underway; a recent analysis suggests some factors that could affect retirement plans and participants in the new year. READ MORE

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