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 Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment has long been touted — and proven — to be effective in overcoming retirement savings inertia. But automatic enrollment plan design seems to be suffering from its own inertia. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The July 1 launch of the Oregon Retirement Savings Program (OregonSaves) pilot has been a success, says a report by the Oregon Retirement Savings Board. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The surging stock market may have muted participants' suits regarding employer stock holdings — but a new one claims to be “about the defendants’ abject failure, as plan fiduciaries, to protect the interests of the participants.” READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

To help prevent retirement plan cashout leakage when workers change jobs, 11 Senators sent a letter to Labor Secretary Acosta asking the DOL to issue guidance clarifying the application of ERISA to auto portability features. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees are increasingly looking to their employers for financial support and believe that employers also have a responsibility for their health and well-being. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment is the single most important feature an employer can adopt for Millennials and new hires to participate in a company’s DC plan, according to a new study from Wells Fargo. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Regardless of income level, most respondents in a new survey say they are behind in retirement prep and want to learn about retirement savings and personal financial management. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The good news is that the funding level of that critical financial underpinning of the nation’s retirement security didn’t decrease during the past year. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness incorporates many things, and a primer on the subject argues that it also encompasses retirement readiness, but with a twist: employees’ retirement readiness also benefits employers. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Keeping abreast of the whereabouts and life status of retirees and beneficiaries — and even terminated vested participants — are increasingly important fiduciary responsibilities. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/11/2017 • 0 Comments

“Too expensive to set up” or “my organization does not have the resources” are the top reasons small to midsize businesses cite for not offering a retirement plan, says Pew Charitable Trusts. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees who may have the greatest longevity at an office in terms of circuits around the sun and as part of payroll, have — and pose — concerns unlike those of younger cohorts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has issued its updated Pension Insurance Data Books and Tables. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans’ funded status slipped slightly in June, with mixed results for assets and slight growth in liabilities, says a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

While they’re not quite as strong as the numbers for the first quarter of the year, there should be plenty to celebrate in this year’s June 30 participant statements. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The pilot program for OregonSaves, the state-run auto-IRA program for private-sector workers in Oregon, was launched on July 1. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Would someone really just forget about large sums of money they had accumulated and set aside for years? As every plan administrator knows, the answer is yes. A recent blog post discusses the effects of such financial amnesia. READ MORE

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

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