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 Staff8/23/2016 • 0 Comments

Retirement saving this year is at its highest levels in at least half a decade, says a recent study. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/23/2016 • 0 Comments

Each year Beloit College looks at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students about to enter college; it touches on the ways their retirement plans differ from those of their parents. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report on retirement saving and consumer attitudes toward it contains good news, but also provides fresh proof of changes in the retirement sphere as well as challenges to be faced. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Another lawsuit has been filed against a multibillion-dollar university retirement plan — but it’s not their 403(b) plan — and the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton isn’t involved. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors are often reluctant to take big steps in making plan changes — but a new participant survey finds that workers would welcome more aggressive defaults. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/12/2016 • 0 Comments

Research and analysis on how retirees spend their retirement savings varies: some is based on the premise that retirees spend their savings at a constant rate; other research challenges that notion and argues that it’s not quite that simple. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/12/2016 • 0 Comments

There’s a lot of reports about how Millennials aren’t saving, or aren’t saving enough, for retirement — but a new survey tells a different story. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/12/2016 • 0 Comments

Burdened by student loans they say are “unmanageable,” Millennials are still managing to save for retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/11/2016 • 0 Comments

We’ve heard that financial wellness contributes to physical wellness — but could saving for retirement be an indicator as to who will take steps to improve their health? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/11/2016 • 0 Comments

We’ve heard that financial wellness contributes to physical wellness — but could saving for retirement be an indicator as to who will take steps to improve their health? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/8/2016 • 0 Comments

The DOL has announced a grant program intended to increase retirement security for low-wage workers — many of whom have never had access to retirement benefits through an employer. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/5/2016 • 0 Comments

In a recent article, Christopher Carosa offers some ideas on what retirement savers should not do when the market hits a valley. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/5/2016 • 0 Comments

Public pension plans face sobering liabilities, and recently released data provides a look at funding and also where the states stand. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/4/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study argues that long-serving employees may pay a price if their employer opts to move from a DB plan to a DC plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/4/2016 • 0 Comments

There is qualified good news for retirement plans based on results concerning second quarter and July performance, according to two recent analyses. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/4/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) takes a look at the PBGC Multiemployer Program's condition and offers suggestions on improving its solvency. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the information it provides concerning making voluntary corrections when a plan has failed to make required minimum distributions (RMDs) to participants and beneficiaries. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Worries about retirement are adding to the stress of already financially stressed workers — who don’t seem to be doing anything about it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plans have grown and proliferated, while the converse has been true for the defined benefit universe. But a recent paper argues that applying the principles of DB plan administration can benefit DC plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The retirement plan industry has paid a lot of time and attention to behavioral finance in motivating worker savings behaviors — but in doing so, we may be overlooking a significant factor that affects their adoption. READ MORE

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