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Discipline. It can be routine, it can be difficult, but its rewards can be many. Among them, argues a recent blog entry, is the ounce of prevention that consistent application of due diligence offers. In “Due Diligence Is a Piece of Cake — Unless You Don’t Do it,” a post published recently on the... READ MORE
Issuing an executive order designed to “promote private investment in the Nation’s energy infrastructure,” the Trump administration has called for a review involving retirement plan investments. The executive order directs the Secretary of Labor to, “within 180 days of the date of this order,... READ MORE
ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. Live Webcasts ASPPA Webcast: IRS Audits and DOL Investigations of Plans and TPAsTuesday, April 23, 2019 2:00–3:40 p.m. ETSpeaker: Fred Reish, APM,... READ MORE
Increasing concern about transforming accumulated savings into a secure retirement is driving interest in income-generating vehicles via workplace retirement plans, according to new survey results. BlackRock’s DC Pulse Survey of more than 1,000 DC plan participants and more than 200 plan sponsors... READ MORE
A new report notes that large companies have paid out $6.2 billion in 201 ERISA class-action lawsuits since 2000. And that’s the total of (just) 201 settlements and verdicts since the beginning of 2000 involving corporations in the Fortune 1000, the Fortune Global 500 and the Forbes list of... READ MORE
The digital age means more than just a universe of information in the palms of our hands. It also means that plans and those who serve them have powerful new tools to facilitate and drive retirement readiness. Behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi, Senior Academic Advisor for the Voya Behavioral... READ MORE
So you think your data is safe? It probably isn't, as keynote speaker Kevin Mitnick, “the world’s most famous hacker” and bestselling author, demonstrated at the 2019 NAPA 401(k) Summit.   Mitnick, once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, is now a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 companies... READ MORE
The IRS is conducting a study of how burdensome it is for pension plan sponsors to fulfill tax reporting requirements with which they must comply. It will be conducted throughout 2019. In response to reports the IRS received that these requirements exact a high cost in expenditure of time and... READ MORE
Principal Financial Group has announced a definitive agreement with Wells Fargo & Company to acquire its Institutional Retirement & Trust businesses. Principal will assume ownership of Wells Fargo’s DC, DB, executive deferred comp, ESOP, institutional trust and custody, and institutional... READ MORE
As a vital safety net for millions of pension plan participants and retirees, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is facing some difficult challenges. A recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) puts those challenges in comprehensive, and sharper, relief.  In “Pension Benefit... READ MORE