Industry Trends and Research

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


 

 

Industry Trends and Research

Industry Trends and Research

By ASPPA Net Staff12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent national survey looked at whether employees prefer a “slight nudge” from their employers with helping them save for retirement or want a “kick in the pants.” READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Americans rate the tax incentives for employer-sponsored retirement savings and health insurance coverage as the most important tax benefits compared to other popular deductions and incentives, according to new polling data. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses some challenges causing employers and plan sponsors to think longer and harder regarding what they’re doing with their DB plans — and what their responses are. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Employers in the healthcare industry, it seems, are not immune from some of the macro trends concerning retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/5/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plan participants demonstrated an ongoing commitment to retirement saving during the first half of 2017, as the latest recordkeeper data show. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A stolen identity, a few clicks, and there it is — a handsome retirement plan balance, ripe for the picking. A recent blog entry,and the IRS, offer some ideas on how to protect retirement plans from identity theft. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The safety net the PBGC provides through its pension plan insurance programs covered more plans and participants in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017, the agency reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As employees are asked to take on more responsibility for managing and financing their benefits, new research shows that employees want and need help making better decisions about their benefits. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

American consumers apparently hold negative views of being in debt during retirement, even for so-called “good” debt, according to a new report. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom is that leaving employment and drawing from retirement savings could be a recipe to eventual and inevitable penury. But a recent study begs to differ. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Thanksgiving has been called a “uniquely American” holiday, and though that is perhaps something of an overstatement, it is unquestionably a special holiday, and one on which it seems appropriate to reflect on all for which we should be thankful. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

First, do no harm. A term commonly applied to the practice of medicine, but a recent blog post by Christopher Carosa applies it to fiduciary practices. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The retirement industry is rife with words and terms whose meaning is expanding or shifting, including terms related to DB plans, at least according to Willis Towers Watson. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Sales of single-premium pension buy-out products broke records again in the third quarter of 2017, the second consecutive quarter with such results, according to a recent report. 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 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 John Iekel11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The belle of the retirement plan participation ball is auto enrollment. And a potent tool it is. But a recent article suggests it may not only be an elixir — it also may cause a delayed hangover. 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 John Iekel11/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The universe of ways retirement plan participants can obtain information keeps expanding. But multiplicity of format does not necessarily translate to better-informed participants, points out a recent blog entry. READ MORE

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