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 Nevin Adams 3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Study after study shows that when given the opportunity to save in a workplace retirement plan, Americans do just that — but reports of a new study claim that only a third are saving money in an employer-sponsored or tax-deferred retirement account. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The so-called “Trump bump” looks to be bringing good news to those 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Though a recent survey suggests that while most workers expect their retirement plan returns will continue to match past experience, they could be well off the mark. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s strong support for employer involvement in facilitating retirement saving. Not only that, a healthy majority of workers at employers that do not offer a retirement plan would save for retirement if they were given access to a plan, says a recent study. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams2/24/2017 • 0 Comments

When it comes to spending in retirement, a lot could come down to where you live. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/24/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent studies indicate that employers are increasingly interested in financial wellness — and that it can’t come soon enough. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has released information on the pension plan benefits it paid in 2015 by state. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/23/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on Feb. 21 sent a letter to the Oregon State Treasury containing its comments on the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan (ORSP), also known as OregonSaves. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/22/2017 • 0 Comments

An unnamed financial services company is suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the CFPB’s exercise of power and the plaintiff’s contention that it is unchecked. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 15 passed two resolutions of disapproval to block DOL regulations regarding state-run retirement plans for private sector workers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits to employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2017 • 0 Comments

Funded ratios have improved for private- and public-sector pension plans since the November elections, according to recent reports. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury has put forth a proposal in support of its state-run plan for private-sector workers who don’t have a plan at work — that could affect private-sector 401(k) plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) has introduced legislation that would prevent using PBGC premiums as a safety valve for the federal budget. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury is seeking the views of payroll providers and experts about OregonSaves, READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

At a Feb. 3 U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference, “The Shifting Paradigm of Retirement,” a panel of experts addressed the changing dynamics of the workforce and its financial wellness. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, as well as other regulations and laws that affect and govern retirement plans, were part of the discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 3. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/2/2017 • 0 Comments

Public pension plans’ funded ratio fell in the last quarter of 2016, says a recent report. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/1/2017 • 0 Comments

There is now an “even greater opportunity” for tax reform, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1, but he offered no specifics on what it may portend for retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/31/2017 • 0 Comments

Employer-provided retirement plans remain key to retirement saving to many employees, and interest in some aspects of those plans is especially strong, says a recent study. READ MORE

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