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 John Iekel5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A Social Security Administration issue paper examines the similarities and differences between Social Security benefits and annuities, and the factors determining lifetime retirement income. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

I made the switch to Roth for my retirement savings years ago — and I have long counseled younger workers, who were likely paying the lowest tax rates of their working lives, to do so as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Colorado’s proposal to create a state-sponsored retirement savings program for private-sector workers fell short in a vote in the state Senate on April 26. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that plan sponsors are enthusiastic about health savings accounts (HSAs), and the vast majority view HSAs as part of their retirement benefits strategy. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In a White House blog entry posted late on April 26, National Economic Council Director and chief economic advisor to President Trump Gary Cohn reiterated that retirement savings will be protected as tax reform proceeds. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study examines what small business owners in Connecticut think about the state’s new retirement plan and how well they grasp it. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

This year’s Western Benefit Conference will be one of the few events in the nation to span issues relating to both retirement AND health care. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/26/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s tempting to believe the report that Millennials spend more on coffee than they save for their eventual retirement, but a recent analysis challenges what seems to be conventional wisdom. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/25/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has expanded the availability of filing information for those who use “My PAA,” its online premium filing system. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/25/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors and administrators got some good news on April 20 from the IRS regarding the calculation of maximum participant loan amounts. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal cautions: “Grab Your Pitchforks, Your 401(k) May Need Defending From Congress.” READ MORE

By Andrew Remo4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Beaver State took another step forward this week to implement the “OregonSaves” program, as the Oregon Retirement Savings Board approved the final rules that will govern the operation of the program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Texas Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) has released a report on the results of the strategies its local systems have followed for allocation and investment of assets. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Working Americans appear to still be taking their lump (sums), but liking them less, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

They say that two heads are better than one — and that certainly seems to be the case with retirement planning. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that demographic shifts and employee expectations are redefining the workplace and benefit priorities for plan sponsors — but some things haven't changed. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Much has been said over the sharp partisan divides in our country. But there are some transcendent matters that bridge the gorge and unite us in a common purpose. And one of them, a recent study finds, is concern over financial security in retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Odds are that you’ve heard that HSAs offer individuals a “triple tax advantage” — but here are five things you may not know about HSAs, which could have an effect on retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension plans showed a slight drop in funding in 2016, but there was some good news as well — at least if the 100 largest corporate plans Milliman studies are any indication. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness proponents often tout the ROI of helping workers prepare and retire on time. A new analysis puts a price tag on the cost of deferring retirement. READ MORE

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