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 Adams4/25/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors and administrators got some good news on April 20 from the IRS regarding the calculation of maximum participant loan amounts. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal cautions: “Grab Your Pitchforks, Your 401(k) May Need Defending From Congress.” READ MORE

By Andrew Remo4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Beaver State took another step forward this week to implement the “OregonSaves” program, as the Oregon Retirement Savings Board approved the final rules that will govern the operation of the program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Texas Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) has released a report on the results of the strategies its local systems have followed for allocation and investment of assets. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Working Americans appear to still be taking their lump (sums), but liking them less, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

They say that two heads are better than one — and that certainly seems to be the case with retirement planning. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that demographic shifts and employee expectations are redefining the workplace and benefit priorities for plan sponsors — but some things haven't changed. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Much has been said over the sharp partisan divides in our country. But there are some transcendent matters that bridge the gorge and unite us in a common purpose. And one of them, a recent study finds, is concern over financial security in retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Odds are that you’ve heard that HSAs offer individuals a “triple tax advantage” — but here are five things you may not know about HSAs, which could have an effect on retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension plans showed a slight drop in funding in 2016, but there was some good news as well — at least if the 100 largest corporate plans Milliman studies are any indication. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness proponents often tout the ROI of helping workers prepare and retire on time. A new analysis puts a price tag on the cost of deferring retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

These days there’s little controversy about the wisdom of using behavioral finance to help workers start saving — but what about when they change jobs? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Cammack Retirement’s Tom Ferrara discusses matters to consider when a merger has taken place and has affected a DC plan’s investments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The same folks who once referred to advisors as a “colony of termites” eating away at American’s retirement savings have now unveiled a “Retirement Ripoff Counter.” READ MORE

By John Iekel4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

An April 5 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, D.C., cosponsored by the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, addressed the effort to address and foster employees’ financial wellness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

For many, there is a disparity between anticipated retirement income and expenses during retirement. A recent blog post argues that a disparity between the availability of retirement plans and participation in them is behind it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post posits that there is a hierarchy to competing financial concerns, and understanding that hierarchy can help one to better — and more effectively — prepare for and finance retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey offers some compelling insights about Millennial savers. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/27/2017 • 0 Comments

There is a disconnect between knowing one should be ready for retirement and actually being so. But recent research on the subject contains good news, too. READ MORE

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