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 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

By ASPPA Net Staff4/15/2016 • 0 Comments

Some retirees and IRA holders who turned age 70½ in 2015 had to take required minimum distributions by April 1; others must take them by New Year’s Eve. FINRA has taken the opportunity to update its treatment of common questions about RMDs and IRAs. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report claims that while portability is frequently cited as an obstacle to offering a lifetime income product, portability solutions and options are available today but are not well recognized. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey says that 77% of Americans over the age of 40 don’t know how much they can withdraw without running out of money, though it’s hard not to see that as a conservative figure. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study found that the most retirement-savvy generation may be — of all things — the Millennials! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The good news for low income workers is that they may not have the big retirement savings challenge they’ve been worried about. There is bad news, however. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/8/2016 • 0 Comments

A new study suggests that if we could overcome certain behavioral tendencies, we could increase retirement savings by at least 12% — and perhaps quite a bit more. READ MORE

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