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 5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

There are lots of reasons why people get behind in their retirement savings — and one very helpful way that older workers can make up for lost time and catch up. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The number of workers participating in the Social Security system has risen, as has the number of people receiving benefits; however, individual retirement accounts figure very prominently as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/17/2017 • 0 Comments

PBGC premiums are an important — and growing — concern for DB plans, their administrators and their sponsors, but there are questions about what they pay for. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Why would an individual opt to receive a lump sum payment? Some experts offer their insights. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of rumbling on and around Capitol Hill about a potential shift to Roth contributions for 401(k) plans as part of tax reform; how might that affect retirement savings? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Public pensions’ funded ratios improved in the first quarter of 2017 — and some markedly so, according to a report on the 100 largest U.S. public pension plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has had solvency problems, but its condition improved somewhat in 2016, according to new data. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Multiemployer pension plans’ funding levels improved in the second half of 2016, a recent study says. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that debt, exercise and work reorganizations can have a huge influence on worker well-being. And you might be surprised at which generational cohort is taking it harder than anyone else. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL is planning to undertake a long-term research study to collect data and answer important research questions on how retirement planning strategies and decisions evolve. READ MORE

By Richard Hochman5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS’ recent release of guidance on participant loans was not a surprise; however, what the guidance actually addressed was. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A Social Security Administration issue paper examines the similarities and differences between Social Security benefits and annuities, and the factors determining lifetime retirement income. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

I made the switch to Roth for my retirement savings years ago — and I have long counseled younger workers, who were likely paying the lowest tax rates of their working lives, to do so as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Colorado’s proposal to create a state-sponsored retirement savings program for private-sector workers fell short in a vote in the state Senate on April 26. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that plan sponsors are enthusiastic about health savings accounts (HSAs), and the vast majority view HSAs as part of their retirement benefits strategy. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In a White House blog entry posted late on April 26, National Economic Council Director and chief economic advisor to President Trump Gary Cohn reiterated that retirement savings will be protected as tax reform proceeds. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study examines what small business owners in Connecticut think about the state’s new retirement plan and how well they grasp it. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

This year’s Western Benefit Conference will be one of the few events in the nation to span issues relating to both retirement AND health care. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/26/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s tempting to believe the report that Millennials spend more on coffee than they save for their eventual retirement, but a recent analysis challenges what seems to be conventional wisdom. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/25/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has expanded the availability of filing information for those who use “My PAA,” its online premium filing system. READ MORE

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