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 5/17/2016 • 0 Comments

That’s the claim of a blog post titled, “How a 1% Fee Could Cost Millennials $590,000 in Retirement Savings.” It notes that for Millennials, “time is on their side in almost every way related to building wealth.”


By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

America faces “a huge undersaving problem that will catch up with us,” warned participants at a recent panel discussion of financial literacy and retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

How can we best address the challenges we face concerning retirement security? Speakers at the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Policy Forum offered several perspectives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

More companies are turning to annuity purchases as a way to accomplish pension risk transfer, according to a recent report by Prudential. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A new Gallup poll not only finds that Americans are worried about having enough money for retirement — that concern continues to top the list of financial concerns. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A May 5 session at LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry Conference offered some hard data on perceptions of — and risks to — retirement readiness. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

In a much-anticipated ruling, the Treasury Department has rejected the Central States pension fund’s controversial petition seeking to cut participant and retiree benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, is leading a call for President Obama to issue an executive order to require government contractors to auto-enroll employees in retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/4/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that Americans’ satisfaction with retirement is slipping, a finding that transcends economics, gender and even health. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The Ed Burrows Award Committee, in honor of Ed Burrows’ contribution to the advancement of the general understanding of pension knowledge, is holding a competition in which it is accepting papers that concern lifetime income in the small plan marketplace. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a recent notice provides guidance on the responsibilities of firms regarding supervision of the sale of pension income stream products by their associated persons. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Among the many implications of changes in the workforce and job longevity is that employers and employees may want to consider new approaches to retirement saving and planning, argues a recent policy study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials have a much different relationship with their Boomer parents than Boomers did with theirs — and a new report says that could result in a different kind of retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Pension plan professionals — whether they are third-party administrators, actuaries, investment professionals or attorneys — have an obligation to perform their duties concerning their retirement plan clients in an ethical and professional manner. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

One of the most significant cost factors in retirement planning isn’t even on most participants’ radar screens — and it can vary widely depending on where you live. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Legislation before the U.S. House would exclude Pension and Benefit Guaranty Corporation receipts and disbursements from the federal budget. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/22/2016 • 0 Comments

April is National Financial Literacy month, and those who work with retirement plan participants know it’s important to do the right thing(s) when it comes to retirement planning and savings; here are five reasons to plan and save for retirement now. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Grasping the importance of preparing for retirement does not necessarily translate to action to bring it about, says a recent study on Americans’ financial beliefs and behavior. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials may be redefining retirement, and not in the way you might think. READ MORE

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