Here you’ll find all news stories and all posts on ASPPA Net, with the newest items at the top.

By Ted Godbout3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

While still making the most of what they can in today’s market, institutional investors have been bracing for the impact of renewed market volatility,acting to diversify and construct durable portfolios, say new survey findings. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on March 1 outlined some of the effects the new tax reform law had on retirement plans and their participants. He made his remarks at an American Enterprise Institute event concerning the law's impact. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Employees are in the mood to save more for their retirement, and an increasing number of employers are tapping in to that sentiment, say recent reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

A Willis Towers Watson study finds that most large employers now provide only defined contribution and other account-based plans to newly hired employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Now is the time to get up-to-date on developments in Washington and their impact on retirement plans. Learn from someone in the know, Craig Hoffman, ARA’s General Counsel. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial education can be an antidote for financial stress, but not in the traditional ways it is provided, suggests a recent study.

By John Iekel 2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released paper discusses the relative strengths of saving more and working longer to bring about an affordable, sustainable standard of living in retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Workers who have participated in an employer-sponsored plan are much more likely to report that they have recently tried to figure out how much retirement income they will need, says a new study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

TPAs and other retirement plan professionals may find it useful to know that the number of plan sponsors calculating and benchmarking fees in the past year is up — and whether that is having an impact. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/23/2018 • 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have named the four Republicans and four Democrats from the House who will serve on the new Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/23/2018 • 0 Comments

April Fools Day is not far off, but the joke's on a plan that forgets the April 1 deadline for the first RMD to terminated vested participants who attained age 70½ in 2017 and to participants older than age 70½ who retired in 2017. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/23/2018 • 0 Comments

Concerned that the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule could be pared back, Maryland is considering extending fiduciary duty under state law. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/22/2018 • 0 Comments

In a Feb. 21 letter to Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has requested that the IRS reevaluate the new VCP user fees announced earlier this year. READ MORE

By Richard Ford2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

In a 2017 report, a survey of 1,600 workers found that 53% are feeling financial stress, which results in negative impacts that impose costs on employers because of its effects on employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Updated data from government filings finds that plans, participants and benefits all increased between 2014 and 2015 — but for the first time since 2008, total amount of assets held by pension plans decreased. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Fred Reish focuses on the issue of “reasonable compensation” and what, if any, changes will be made to that requirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Expecting unexpected events can help a retiree to be prepared, says a recent report that has implications not only for retirees but also for retirement plan professionals. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/20/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent study found that giving plan participants a projected view of future monthly income likely will result in higher expected income replacement rates during retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/20/2018 • 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Securities Division filed charges against Scottrade for knowingly violating its internal policies regarding DOL fiduciary rule implementation — which plaintiffs seeking to overturn that rule say validates their concerns. READ MORE

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