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 Staff3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

Legislation has been introduced to address the proliferation of small accounts its sponsors say costs Americans billions of dollars every year in lost savings because of cash-outs and redundant fees — and lost savings from missing accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

The first of the state-run retirement IRA programs for private sector workers to come online has topped the million-dollar asset threshold. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses the importance of plan monitoring and offers tips and ideas on designing a process and procedures for monitoring the way a plan and its funds are managed. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA recently released its 60th Annual Survey of Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Plans; key trends it found include increases in participation, deferral rates, target-date funds and automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A new study finds that those who use both health savings accounts and 401(k)s save more — not just in total, but also in the 401(k)s alone. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/2/2018 • 0 Comments

Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) have named the Republicans and Democrats from the Senate who will serve on the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued revised versions of Form 8915A, Qualified 2016 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

While still making the most of what they can in today’s market, institutional investors have been bracing for the impact of renewed market volatility,acting to diversify and construct durable portfolios, say new survey findings. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on March 1 outlined some of the effects the new tax reform law had on retirement plans and their participants. He made his remarks at an American Enterprise Institute event concerning the law's impact. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Employees are in the mood to save more for their retirement, and an increasing number of employers are tapping in to that sentiment, say recent reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

A Willis Towers Watson study finds that most large employers now provide only defined contribution and other account-based plans to newly hired employees. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial education can be an antidote for financial stress, but not in the traditional ways it is provided, suggests a recent study.
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By John Iekel 2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released paper discusses the relative strengths of saving more and working longer to bring about an affordable, sustainable standard of living in retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Workers who have participated in an employer-sponsored plan are much more likely to report that they have recently tried to figure out how much retirement income they will need, says a new study. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/23/2018 • 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have named the four Republicans and four Democrats from the House who will serve on the new Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/23/2018 • 0 Comments

April Fools Day is not far off, but the joke's on a plan that forgets the April 1 deadline for the first RMD to terminated vested participants who attained age 70½ in 2017 and to participants older than age 70½ who retired in 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Updated data from government filings finds that plans, participants and benefits all increased between 2014 and 2015 — but for the first time since 2008, total amount of assets held by pension plans decreased. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Expecting unexpected events can help a retiree to be prepared, says a recent report that has implications not only for retirees but also for retirement plan professionals. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/20/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent study found that giving plan participants a projected view of future monthly income likely will result in higher expected income replacement rates during retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Growing U.S. bond yields and changes to corporate taxes could pay dividends for private-sector DB plans, some analysts argue. READ MORE

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