Industry Trends and Research

“Industry Trends and Research” covers significant research and trends impacting ASPPA members' practices.



Industry Trends & Research

Industry Trends & Research

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The 2018 ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia on April 26-27, has been designed to educate retirement plan practitioners of all types and levels of experience on the latest developments in our industry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

Many would argue that comparing the returns of DB and DC plans is not an apples-to-apples analysis; nonetheless a new report examines DB and DC plan performance. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Employers are taking steps to improve the financial well-being of their workforces — but there’s evidence that some of their efforts could actually be creating more financial stress for workers. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

While it’s hardly a new topic, the subject of missing participants is much in the news today — and arguably a growing concern for plan sponsors, particularly with the expansion of automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that the best ways of motivating participant behaviors differ depending on whether the plan relies on voluntary or automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

While the majority of HSA account holders are spenders, a new report indicates a potential shift in the saver/spender trend, as more employees express concern with health care costs in retirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/12/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC provides a listing by state of the number of retirees to whom it provided benefits in 2017, as well as how much it provided; it breaks down state data on recipients and benefits paid by congressional district as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/7/2018 • 0 Comments

Major employers are among those that have increased their retirement benefits in the wake of the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), according to a recent report. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses the importance of plan monitoring and offers tips and ideas on designing a process and procedures for monitoring the way a plan and its funds are managed. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA recently released its 60th Annual Survey of Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Plans; key trends it found include increases in participation, deferral rates, target-date funds and automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A new study finds that those who use both health savings accounts and 401(k)s save more — not just in total, but also in the 401(k)s alone. 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 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 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

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