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 Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), on Jan. 2 announced that he will become the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Sure, the markets have been on a tear — all year long. So, how much impact has that had on average 401(k) balances? READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/2/2018 • 0 Comments

The official launch of Washington State’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace “is drawing near,” says Washington State Department of Commerce Marketplace Director Carolyn McKinnon. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A retirement planning firm suggests that retirement planning be among 2018 new year's resolutions and identifies resolutions toward which to steer participants. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. retirement assets grew in the third quarter of 2017, according to a recent report, reaching $27.2 trillion by Sept. 30. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a statement on its regulatory — and deregulatory — priorities; it intends these actions to promote clarity and reduce burdens and costs. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Dec. 21 extending to victims of the California wildfires access to their 401(k)s and similar plans without incurring IRS penalties or immediate tax liability. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Participants dipping into retirement savings early and suspending contributions to their 401(k) plans is projected to reduce their retirement savings by 14% on average, new analytics from MassMutual show. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Before heading out for the holidays, President Trump on Dec. 22 signed into law (H.R. 1/P.L. 115-97) the most significant overhaul of the federal tax code since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the Mortality Improvement Rates and Static Mortality Tables for Defined Benefit Pension Plans for 2019. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional Republicans and President Trump are on the verge of enacting broad-based tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Remember the Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare? A recent analysis argues Aesop was on to something regarding retirement planning, as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post provides a helpful primer on using psychology and considerations of human behavior to help plan participants overcome the self-inflicted obstacles to effective 401(k) investing. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout, Nevin Adams 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional negotiators agreed on the final tax reform bill Dec. 15, but they had to make additional changes to pick up support from wavering members. How did retirement plans fare? READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Seattle workers whose employers do not offer a retirement plan will have access to one through the city if a proposal by Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) is enacted. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans’ funded status provided something else to be thankful for in November, according to two recent reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Americans rate the tax incentives for employer-sponsored retirement savings and health insurance coverage as the most important tax benefits compared to other popular deductions and incentives, according to new polling data. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent headline suggests that a Roth election could “mitigate” the retirement plan issues identified with a mismatch in tax rates for pass-through entities — but that falls well short of solving the problem created for small business retirements. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/12/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has announced that House and Senate conferees will hold an open meeting on Dec. 13 to begin reconciling the chambers’ versions of tax reform. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses some challenges causing employers and plan sponsors to think longer and harder regarding what they’re doing with their DB plans — and what their responses are. READ MORE

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