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 Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Current measures of the adequacy of retirement income provide diverse answers about the state of retirement income security in the U.S., but what is the correct level? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Behavioral finance tells us that human beings are prone to relying on heuristics to solve complex problems; survey data and anecdotal evidence suggest that participants often rely on these benchmarks. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

On Capitol Hill on Nov. 16 both the House and Senate took major steps toward completing the much-anticipated tax reform overhaul. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

For the PBGC pension plan insurance programs, the glass was both half full and half empty in federal fiscal year 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) plans to introduce a bill intended to protect pension benefits for retirees in multiemployer DB plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement benefits are on the agenda in the IRS’ recently released 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/14/2017 • 0 Comments

The vast majority of middle-income workers with access to a workplace plan participate, but income plays a role in how many maximize the match. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A weekend of lobbying on Capitol Hill has yielded some encouraging news on tax reform – but serious problems remain for retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry discusses what it can mean for an erstwhile employer when a former employee fails to roll their funds out of the plan into one offered by their new employer or into an IRA. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension risk transfer is firmly entrenched, and for a variety of reasons. Some recent analyses offer their perspectives on the practice. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

All too often the innovations honored with a Nobel Prize fly under the radar of “regular” Americans. But that wasn’t the case recently when the work of University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler was acknowledged. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

While tax reform is still very much a work in progress, there was a lot of good news for retirement plans and retirement savers yesterday. But there were also a couple of unwelcome surprises, particularly for 403(b) and 457(b) plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The Chairman’s Mark of the Senate tax reform proposal throws a few unexpected curves — bringing back problems for deferred compensation plans, introducing some new problems for 403(b) and 457 plans and capping catch-up contributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

October brought good news for corporate pension plans, a recent study suggests. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has announced that it has reached an agreement that will provide approximately $500 million in funding for Sears’ two pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate is expected to unveil its tax reform package today — could Rothification resurface? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/8/2017 • 0 Comments

A high 401(k) plan participation rate is a great thing. But it’s just the beginning. The next step — deciding how those funds will be invested — is critically important in realizing a plan participant’s ability to achieve the goal of a financially secure retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Stephen King’s It involves a certain malevolent spirit that rises up every generation, wreaks havoc and feeds on the unsuspecting, before going back into hibernation. Sound familiar? READ MORE

By John Iekel11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board has issued a reminder regarding the next registration deadline for OregonSaves and a report on some of the results of the program so far. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently we’ll have to wait another day to find out what House Republicans have in mind for tax reform. READ MORE

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