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 John Iekel 5/31/2018 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment is widely lauded as a low-cost, low-impact solution for savings rates and behaviors that could use a boost; however, a recent blog post suggests that it may not be a panacea. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/30/2018 • 0 Comments

TPAs serving 401(k) plans may want to remind their clients that they should review and update their “special tax notices��� in the wake of changes to the plan loan offset rules under last year’s tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/29/2018 • 0 Comments

The average individual 401(k) and IRA balances of Fidelity clients dipped a bit in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, but year-over-year increases remained strong. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

A measure before the Senate would establish a federal commission to review private retirement benefit programs and report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

Gains in access to DC plans were offset by lower rates of access to DB plans, but overall younger workers saw some improvements, according to a new study using data from 1998 to 2012. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

For a TPA, plan administrator, employer or plan sponsor, uncashed checks are a problem; recent blog entries make some suggestions regarding how to help make sure they don’t happen in the first place. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results reveal a variety of differences by generation and other demographic factors pertaining to perceptions and concerns about retirement savings strategies. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

There are a variety of ways to gauge plan health, but a recent blog entry suggests that looking at account balances can be instructive. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent white paper takes a look not only at how well employees are saving, but also the habits that can help in achieving greater financial security in retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Rarely a week goes by that a headline, survey or academic paper doesn’t proclaim the reality of a retirement crisis, but the reality is that good, reliable data is hard to come by. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA's 2018 Annual Conference May 1-2 featured the insights of experts on issues critical to retirement plan sponsors and industry professionals. ASPPA Connect was there; following are the stories that provide a taste of those insights. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC plans to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its approval of a revision to a form used in information collection that enables the PBGC to pay benefits to participants and beneficiaries. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

President Trump has announced his intention to nominate a new head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the nation’s private pension plan insurer. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Pundits have long worried that retirees wouldn’t have accumulated enough to live on in retirement, but the data suggests that most retirees aren’t exactly burning through their retirement savings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

With many workers still lacking access to a retirement plan set against the backdrop of a growing gig economy, vital changes to existing retirement program strategies are needed, attendees at a May 8 policy forum in Washington, DC were told. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Plan design can influence and equip plan participants to make better choices regarding distribution, a recently released report concludes. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that retirement savers increasingly are concerned about protecting their assets during periods of volatility and ensuring they have enough income in retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/9/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness benefits are becoming more widespread; a session at the recent PSCA Annual Conference addressed how they also can be good for an employer’s financial wellness. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/8/2018 • 0 Comments

The deadline by which employers in Oregon with 50-99 employees are to register with OregonSaves is fast approaching. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/7/2018 • 0 Comments

An expert panel at a session of the PSCA Annual Conference discussed ways retirement plans and those who serve them can address challenges to retirement security. READ MORE

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