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 Staff7/15/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS in a July 14 news release encouraged eligible small businesses that did not file certain retirement plan returns to take advantage of a low-cost penalty relief program enabling them to quickly come back into compliance. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Diamonds may be forever, but apparently fiduciary liability for choosing annuities in a DC plan is not: That’s likely the most significant takeaway from Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2015-02. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2015 • 0 Comments

President Obama on July 13 at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging called on the Department of Labor to “provide a clear path forward for the states to create retirement savings programs.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Connecticut Gov. Dannell P. Malloy (D) on July 2 signed into law a measure that protects retirement plan benefits from creditors’ claims. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall trends in June and the second quarter of 2015 were favorable for pension plans, according to new reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Another round of consumer surveys this week found most Americans optimistic, but not necessarily about retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

Despite growing concerns about leakage from retirement plans, a new survey suggests that Americans aren’t very familiar with various distribution options. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

A majority of households age 55 and older do not have retirement savings, according to a recently released study by the Government Accountability Office.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2015 • 0 Comments

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on May 21 released an update on the committee’s bipartisan tax working groups.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2015 • 0 Comments

On May 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate a number of individuals to key Administration posts, including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
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By John Iekel5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL’s ERISA Advisory Council at its May 27-29 meeting will include examination of lifetime plan participation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislation introduced recently in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate would require retirement plans to include an “annuity equivalent” on participant statements. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell5/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Echoing a recent study from Transamerica in which the vast majority of Boomers and Gen Xers expect to retire long after they turn 65, an Allianz survey reports that more than five in six Americans over 35 say traditional retirement is now “a romantic fantasy.”
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By John Iekel5/8/2015 • 0 Comments

In testimony at a recent hearing held by the Rhode Island House Committee of Labor, the American Retirement Association expressed strong support for a bill that would establish a private-sector employer IRA program in the Ocean State. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/6/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL’s ERISA Advisory Council is set to seek solutions to difficulties plan participants experience in understanding their choices in pension risk transfer transactions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/4/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA in an April 30 comment letter made suggestions regarding projects and guidance the IRS should pursue in its 2015-2016 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2015 • 0 Comments

A new legislative proposal wouldn’t just require employers to offer a retirement plan — it would mandate employer contributions too. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell4/23/2015 • 0 Comments

For an increasing number of Americans, work is where they expect to learn about saving for retirement — and a growing number of employers are trying to help.
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By Nevin Adams4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Industry pundits (and many advisors) continue to tout retirement plan lifetime income options but current trends don’t appear favorable, according to John Haley, Chief Executive Officer at Towers Watson. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The Employee Benefit Research Institute has published an analysis on the right savings rate for a successful retirement that goes well beyond the simplistic “replacement rate” assumptions touted by many. READ MORE

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