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 John Iekel3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Identical bills before both chambers of the Iowa legislature would end state taxation of pensions and other forms of retirement income — but only through 2020.

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By John Iekel3/5/2015 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission has issued its findings and proposals for how the Garden State can address its seemingly intractable state pension funding problems. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would require Maryland employers to adopt payroll deduction savings plans for their employees got a full bicameral at a recent hearing in the Maryland General Assembly.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/2/2015 • 0 Comments

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James on Feb. 26 introduced legislation creating a commission of experts to study the establishment of a pension fund for private sector workers in New York City.

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By Mike Bushnell2/25/2015 • 0 Comments

Even as the economy has bounced back from the dark days in the late 2000s, an overwhelming number of working-age Americans still have concerns about their finances.
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By ASPPA Net Staff2/20/2015 • 0 Comments

Proposed legislation in Connecticut and Rhode Island would give their respective residents breaks from state taxes imposed on their pensions.
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By Mike Bushnell2/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Buoyed by a rising stock market, most defined contribution plan participants stayed the course, according to a new survey published by the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2015 • 0 Comments

The world’s pension assets grew 6% last year, and now amount to around 84% of global Gross Domestic Product, substantially higher than the 54% recorded in 2008.
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By Nevin Adams2/3/2015 • 0 Comments

There is something of a feeling of déjà vu in President Obama’s budget proposal, certainly regarding workplace retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Deferral and savings rates in 401(k) plans improved at a stronger rate than expected in 2014, recent studies reveal.
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By ASPPA Net Staff1/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Reports of hacks, identity theft and more highlight the importance of making sure information about plan participants and beneficiaries is secure.To help with fulfiling that part of a fiduciary’s duty, here are some questions to ask to make sure participants’ and beneficiaries’ data are kept safe. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2015 • 0 Comments

Despite media attention surrounding the Millennial Generation’s relatively poor economic outcomes during the Great Recession, a new analysis by researchers at the Federal Reserve finds that they have fared better on many measures than both current older adults and earlier young adults. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2015 • 0 Comments

It was not a good year for pension funding, according to two studies of 2014 data on pension plan funding levels. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/26/2014 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on Nov. 24 issued a final rule that provides guidance on treatment of benefits resulting from a rollover distribution from a DC plan to a DB plan, when the DB plan is terminated and trusteed by the PBGC. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/20/2014 • 0 Comments

The Government Accountability Office published its final report on Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), offering some recommendations for Congress and the IRS on so-called “mega” IRAs. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/17/2014 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on Nov. 17 released its 2014 annual report, which had good news and bad news for the agency that protects pension benefits for millions of Americans in private-sector pension plans.
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By John Iekel10/24/2014 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on Oct. 24 announced the premium rates for 2015. Some rates increased sharply, while other increases were far more modest. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/17/2014 • 0 Comments

They say when you have your health, you have just about everything, and a new study seems to bear that out — and that includes being financially ready for retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/17/2014 • 0 Comments

The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 had consequences for annual financial and actuarial information reporting under Section 4010 of ERISA and part 4010 of the PBGC regulations. To better clarify how it applies, the PBGC on Oct. 17 issued Technical Update 14-2: Effect of HATFA on 4010 Reporting. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/17/2014 • 0 Comments

The number of single-employer defined benefit plans has dropped sharply over a nearly 40-year period, while multiemployer DB plans' decline has been far less dramatic. But Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Compensation and Working Conditions economist William Wiatrowski shows in a study that it's too simplistic to explain this by noting that DB plans have long been declining as DC plans have grown. READ MORE

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