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 Ted Godbout9/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Recent survey results reveal that a majority of workers believe that financial wellness programs could help increase their productivity. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released white paper argues that if employers and plan professionals understand human nature, they can better help employees’ saving rates improve — and that includes saving for retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A component of President Trump’s retirement security Executive Order is to review the RMD rules to see if they may be forcing Americans to make unnecessary withdrawals, leaving them with insufficient savings later in life. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Concerns about student debt and its impact on the finances and retirement savings of workers has spurred interest in student loan repayment programs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

At ASPPA18, discuss topics on relevant and timely hot-button industry issues in six general sessions and 87 workshops, network with your colleagues, connect with exhibitors and earn CE credits for the 2017–2018 CE cycle! READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The price of recordkeeping services is not uniform; it can vary depending on type of retirement plan. A blog entry discusses why pricing for 401(k)s is different from that for 403(b)s. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Much is happening in Washington that will soon affect retirement plan sponsors and the professionals who advise them. These late-breaking developments will be covered in depth at the Cincinnati Regional Conference scheduled for Nov. 12-13. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/10/2018 • 0 Comments

As a discussion I had with a coworker reminds me, a lot can change in (just) 18 years, but these same 18 years also make up the mindset – or “event horizon” – of today’s entering college students. READ MORE

By Martha Menard9/10/2018 • 0 Comments

There’s a great deal we actually do know about the costs of financial stress that can help us estimate the return on investment (ROI) of financial wellness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2018 • 0 Comments

You may have taken a summer vacation, but the average 401(k) balance kept right on working! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2018 • 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 Godbout8/30/2018 • 0 Comments

Americans continued to save for retirement through their DC plans, with most maintaining their assets allocations even as stock values edged down during the early part of the year. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/30/2018 • 0 Comments

Single premium pension buy-outs remained strong in the second quarter, says a recent report, marking more than four years in which sales exceeded $1 billion in each quarter. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/29/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent column suggests some best practices for finding missing participants. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/28/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post makes suggestions regarding how to monitor and exercise active involvement in how plan funds are managed, even if functions investment committees commonly perform have been delegated or outsourced. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Summer can be a great time to catch up on continuing education credits — and ASPPA has plenty of easy-to-access alternatives and great information on compelling topics. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Most people view automatic enrollment in a 401(k) as a good thing – but apparently it has a heretofore unappreciated “dark” side. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/27/2018 • 0 Comments

A new study concludes that uncertainty about one specific aspect of retirement means that some investors may need to double their current savings to hit their retirement targets. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/24/2018 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment has long been touted as an effective means to increase participation in retirement plans; a recent study has found strong retention among employees added to plan rolls automatically. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/24/2018 • 0 Comments

When ranking their interest in retirement education, employee plan participants are most interested in financial wellness and better understanding retirement planning resources available to them, new survey results reveal. READ MORE

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