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 Staff11/4/2016 • 0 Comments

New research considers the potential impact of longevity income annuities, and finds some real benefits in retirement security. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/4/2016 • 0 Comments

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is the lament of many a retirement plan professional who has tried unsuccessfully to persuade an employer to offer a workplace retirement savings plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/3/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report quantifies the persistent, if shrinking, gender gap in financial wellness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2016 • 0 Comments

A key element in retirement planning is the rate of return assumption — and a new report takes a look at not only what return assumptions are common, but the odds of achieving it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced on Oct. 28 that the guarantee limit for single-employer plans that fail in 2017 will be higher than the limit that applied for 2015 and 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that those that design, offer and administer DC plans should not assume that they are assured of participants in growing numbers and stability and that the plans will serve participants as well as ever without changes and adaptations. READ MORE

By Brian Graff10/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 general election is upon us, a knock-down, drag-out fight between two intensely polarizing figures — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump — vying for votes among an increasingly polarized electorate. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/28/2016 • 0 Comments

One might think that retirement income solutions would be more prevalent among larger plans — but you’d be wrong, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Halloween is the time of year when one’s thoughts turn to trick-or-treat, ghosts and goblins, and things that go bump in the night. But what are the things plan sponsors are scared about? READ MORE

By John Iekel10/27/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Oct. 27 in Notice 2016-62 announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have announced that they are granting relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew in hard-hit parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 ASPPA Annual Conference kicks off Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor, located in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside our nation’s capital. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/19/2016 • 0 Comments

There will be a 0.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security for 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 18. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs shares his views on what can be done to improve entitlements and increase retirement saving. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A new research paper highlights several new observations about people who have limited financial assets in retirement, specifically findings regarding spending on financial shocks, or unexpected expenses, since retiring. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

They may not have very much in common, but the two major party presidential candidates seem to be on the same page when it comes to state-run auto-IRA programs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on Oct. 11 announced that $150 million more will be provided to Alcoa’s two largest pension plans under an agreement it has reached with the company.

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By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that current retirees are keeping a careful eye on their spending – and feel that they can sustain that approach throughout retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

GIC/stable value and money market funds benefited from 401(k) participants fleeing company stock and target-date funds in September, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

State pension plans’ unfunded liabilities are on track to grow to $1.75 trillion, says Moody’s Investors Service, which said on Oct. 7 that it expects state public pensions to grow by 40% to that amount through fiscal 2017. READ MORE

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