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 Staff1/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report estimates that health care for a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will cost 6% more than a year ago — the highest estimate since 2002. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Most 401(k) plans offered investment menus that included options proprietary to the plan’s recordkeeper, but proprietary investments accounted for a smaller share of total 401(k) assets, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/28/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that more Americans are making long-term plans than are making New Year’s resolutions; the problem is what they consider long-term. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has updated the information available on its website concerning its single-employer early warning program. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/21/2016 • 0 Comments

One certainly could argue that many Americans act as though at retirement some kind of benevolent elf will drop down their chimney with a bag full of cold cash from the North Pole. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Recent tax reform discussions have focused on tax cuts that largely would benefit higher income workers, possibly at the expense of current 401(k) tax preferences. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/19/2016 • 0 Comments

While the markets were volatile before and after the November elections, consistent 401(k) participants saw solid growth in their portfolios last month. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/16/2016 • 0 Comments

In the spirit of the holiday season, here are some “presents” that participants hopefully will find in their retirement plan “stockings” during the coming year: READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 12/15/2016 • 0 Comments

A federal judge granted class action status in two very different lawsuits Dec. 14, though both involved challenges to actions regarding 401(k) plan investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/15/2016 • 0 Comments

Taxpayers older than age 70½ generally are required to receive payments from their IRAs and workplace retirement plans by New Year’s Eve, the IRS reminds in IR-2016-170. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Institutional investors are anticipating some significant asset allocation changes over the next two years, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Published reports indicate that the U.S. Senate is looking to pass a comprehensive tax overhaul next year using the budget reconciliation process. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/12/2016 • 0 Comments

"Infrastructure repair” usually evokes an image of a crumbling overpass, but a recent article argues that it includes retirement readiness as well. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 12/9/2016 • 0 Comments

To judge by the headlines, if there’s anybody in more trouble when it comes to retirement planning than Boomers, it’s Millennials. But are they really? READ MORE

By John Iekel12/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A new study discusses inconsistencies entailed in providing services to governmental retirement plans as well as the antidote to that and to lackluster participation and deferral rates. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/5/2016 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment can be an effective, low-impact way to increase participation in retirement plans and boosting retirement readiness, but there is a body of research that suggests automatic enrollment may not be a panacea. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/2/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association Government Affairs Committee on Dec. 2 made recommendations to the IRS on the documentation needed to substantiate a hardship distribution or participant loan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2016 • 0 Comments

Single premium pension buy-out sales hit almost $6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent report by the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has suggested additions to Congress’ and the Treasury Department’s “to do” lists that it believes will boost retirement savings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on Nov. 21 issued a final rule amending its valuation regulation by substituting a new table for selecting a retirement rate category. READ MORE

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