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 John Iekel 1/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Missouri is the latest state whose legislature has before it a measure that would establish a state-run program for employees whose employers do not offer a retirement plan. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/12/2018 • 0 Comments

What are firms in the retirement industry doing to help protect against cyberattacks and the threat of financial and participant account information being held hostage? READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/10/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will join the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Jan. 9. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

A year ago, EBRI estimated that individuals might need as much as $350,000 to cover health expenses in retirement. You might want to sit down for the update. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results find that Americans are confident that they are on track to achieve their long-term financial goals, but will that confidence continue in 2018? READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

While the new tax law avoided major changes to the existing retirement tax provisions, the same cannot be said for the tax treatment of executive compensation and related provisions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Aflac Inc. says that as a result of tax reform, it intends to invest in “several key areas that will provide long-term benefits for employees” – including a boost in their 401(k) match. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC’s Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate has issued a report on the 2017 activities of her office on participant claims, multiemployer plans, plan sponsor issues and pension de-risking. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), on Jan. 2 announced that he will become the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Sure, the markets have been on a tear — all year long. So, how much impact has that had on average 401(k) balances? READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/2/2018 • 0 Comments

The official launch of Washington State’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace “is drawing near,” says Washington State Department of Commerce Marketplace Director Carolyn McKinnon. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A retirement planning firm suggests that retirement planning be among 2018 new year's resolutions and identifies resolutions toward which to steer participants. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. retirement assets grew in the third quarter of 2017, according to a recent report, reaching $27.2 trillion by Sept. 30. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a statement on its regulatory — and deregulatory — priorities; it intends these actions to promote clarity and reduce burdens and costs. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Dec. 21 extending to victims of the California wildfires access to their 401(k)s and similar plans without incurring IRS penalties or immediate tax liability. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Participants dipping into retirement savings early and suspending contributions to their 401(k) plans is projected to reduce their retirement savings by 14% on average, new analytics from MassMutual show. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Before heading out for the holidays, President Trump on Dec. 22 signed into law (H.R. 1/P.L. 115-97) the most significant overhaul of the federal tax code since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the Mortality Improvement Rates and Static Mortality Tables for Defined Benefit Pension Plans for 2019. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional Republicans and President Trump are on the verge of enacting broad-based tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Remember the Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare? A recent analysis argues Aesop was on to something regarding retirement planning, as well. READ MORE

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