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 Staff1/6/2016 • 0 Comments

The advent of a new year traditionally is a time to take of stock of where one has been and what lies ahead; a recent Transamerica report offers the expectations of experts from a wide range of sectors and perspectives regarding retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/6/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued an updated version of Publication 575, “Pension and Annuity Income,” for use in preparing 2015 returns. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/5/2016 • 0 Comments

It is something of a tradition this time of year to look back, to reminiscence about past events and lessons learned, and sometimes to look ahead. Here are some insights that should help lay the groundwork for a productive and prosperous 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/5/2016 • 0 Comments

Last year proved to be a volatile one for pension funding, but how did the nation’s largest corporate pension plans fare compared with the year before? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Senate Budget Committee has approved a bill creating a mandatory retirement program for private-sector workers without employer-sponsored plans in the Garden State. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/30/2015 • 0 Comments

Saving for retirement and paying off student loan debt may seem to be mutually exclusive goals and functions, but Beth Braverman argues in Forbes that they are not.
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By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2015 • 0 Comments

“A Key Beneficiary Provision in PPA Plan Documents,” an article that appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Plan Consultant, concerns changes in plan documents have have made them much more complicated and sophisticated. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2015 • 0 Comments

The departing year was a challenging one for many defined benefit plans, so Mercer outlines key investment issues they can focus on in 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2015 • 0 Comments

The decision to contribute or convert to a Roth IRA incurs an immediate tax liability that could become so heavy as to be destructive, writes Michael Kitces in “Using Systematic Partial Roth IRA Conversions and Recharacterizations To Fill The Lower Tax Bracket Buckets.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/18/2015 • 0 Comments

With potential clients one has a brief chance to make a pitch, capture attention and attract a client’s loyalty — and then one has to retain it. “Elevator Pitches — and Retaining a Client’s Loyalty,” an article that appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of Plan Consultant, discusses how this can make a real difference for a practice. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Among the strongest trends of the outgoing year: growth in employee engagement in their financial wellness, use of annuities and offerings of QLACs, say two recently released studies, and next year may bring more of the same. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/1/2015 • 0 Comments

Multiemployer defined benefit plans show stability and then some, according to a recent study that says they are enjoying sustained recovery from the Great Recession.
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By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has reported that in federal fiscal year 2015 the agency paid millions of dollars to support multiemployer pension plans and billions to people covered by pension plans that failed, and that its multiemployer program and its single-employer program ran deeper in debt. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Financial Services Roundtable recently hosted an event on Capitol Hill that amounted to a retirement counseling session for Millennials working in Congress. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

The Obama Administration recently unveiled its myRA program, a federal effort to encourage retirement savings and provide an easy, low-impact way for those who do not participate in a retirement plan to set something aside; Chris Carosa discusses arguments pro and con. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study challenges the notion that the tax deferral basis of the current U.S. retirement savings system is “upside down” and finds that the benefits of the U.S. retirement system are progressive. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/20/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study finds that most workers strongly disagree with the statement, “My employer is responsible for providing for my retirement.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Recent studies look at the factors behind the need of the "Sandwich Generation" and the Millennials to save more and explain why it is hard for them to do so. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Underestimating how much one will need to be financially prepared for retirement is rife, and that can have serious consequences, says a study by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, more than two in five Americans say the economy most affects their spending habits, according to a survey Bank of America and Merrill Edge have released, but the effects on saving and spending vary by generation. READ MORE

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