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 Ted Godbout6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Finding more holistic, intertwined financial management solutions to help Millennials tackle their student loan debt and assist them in saving more effectively for retirement was a key takeaway at a June 21 forum sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic features can help overcome retirement saving gridlock — but they are not necessarily a panacea and can have consequences of their own. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would allow graduate students to put funds from a fellowship or stipend in an IRA is before the Senate. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Carolinas share a border, a name, and a need to address problems with their state pension plans; however, their problems are as different as north is from south. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently participants aren’t the only ones struggling with behavioral biases, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans largely held steady in May, with assets and liabilities growing slightly, says a recent report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Many are not taking all of the steps they need to prepare for retirement and are relying on uncertainties like receiving an inheritance, says a recent survey by Natixis Global Asset Management. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a final rule on interest rate assumptions affecting benefits payable in terminated single-employer plans and allocation of assets in single-employer plans. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The vast majority of DC plan participants continued making contributions in 2016 and most “stayed the course” with their asset allocations, according to a recent Investment Company Institute study. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

What color is the retirement readiness mood ring? Recent studies and insights give us answers as varied as the spectrum.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment, auto-escalation, auto-investment — all are growing in number of users and in their influence on the retirement superhighway. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

That may seem an odd equation. And yet, a speaker at a recent retirement industry conference argues exactly that. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

In less than a month, the new “transition” exemptions will apply to recommendations for IRAs. Fred Reish looks at how to prepare for that shift.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

At a recent policy forum sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, outlined five ways to “fix” the current Saver’s Credit.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan assets under management (AUM) reached $5.95 trillion in 2016, says a recent survey of money managers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2017 • 0 Comments

As many as one-third of the U.S. workforce is said to be currently engaged in temporary, contract or on-demand work — and new legislation would set aside funding to study alternatives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC would have billions more to work with under the federal FY 2018 budget proposal unveiled May 23. READ MORE

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