Defined Contribution Plans

This broadly defined station houses posts about topics that encompass all types of employer-provided defined contribution plans — not just 401(k)s. These include plans in other countries, etc.

 

 

 

Defined Contribution Plans

Defined Contribution Plans

By Ted Godbout7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

A new study reveals a number of remarkable developments in plan design trends and participant savings behaviors among small business defined contribution plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan bill that sponsors say will provide greater flexibility and access to small business employees and their employers seeking to utilize SIMPLE plans as a retirement saving option is before the Senate. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There was good news – and some not-so-good news – about plan designs and participant behaviors in a recent industry survey. READ MORE

By Jack Towarnicky7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent article misrepresents the facts related to the decline of employer-sponsored pension plans. Employer-sponsored, individual account retirement savings plans continue to be the best vehicle for improving long-term outcomes for American workers. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

With concerns about healthcare costs looming large for American workers, a key congressional committee just took a major step to boost health savings accounts. READ MORE

By Brian Graff7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Despite all the change and innovation that has taken place concerning retirement plans, one thing hasn’t changed: the percentage of American workers covered by a workplace retirement plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that financial literacy, and not the length and relative complexity of the information participants receive, is most important in helping participants prepare for financial stability during retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

New research reveals that many 401(k) plan participants still do not know what to do with their proverbial “pile of money” at retirement and need guidance. READ MORE

By ARA Staff7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

Rumors notwithstanding, the House Ways & Means Committee tells the American Retirement Association, the committee has no plans to revisit Rothification as part of the new tax reform discussions. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

There’s no rest for the weary on Capitol Hill, as what was once thought of as “dead” may rise up from the policy ashes. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

In what looks to be a first in excessive fee litigation, a court has ordered plaintiffs to produce some Facebook posts. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

The DOL has unveiled the final version of a rule that allows more small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to buy health insurance — and may have dropped a small hint about retirement MEPs. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent survey reveals concern about plan participants’ longevity risk and their ability to achieve higher retirement account balances over the long term. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There were mixed results for DB and DC plans in the first quarter of 2018, the Federal Reserve reports. In short: assets grew, but so did liabilities. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Guess how many CE credits you can get at the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Another provider has been sued by an employee-participant in its own 401(k) plan, not just for its inclusion of proprietary funds, but the type and number of options on its menu — and its target-date strategy. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS determination letter program and what to do about missing participants were among the topics the Employee Plans Subgroup of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities addressed in the general report it issued on June 7. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

A new report forecasts how the innovations brought on by the Pension Protection Act will continue to evolve, foreseeing a DC industry that takes on some of the traditional features of the DB industry. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In a June 4, 2018 comment letter to the IRS, the ARA recommended that the IRS expand its determination letter program to cover specific situations. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In spite of continued volatility, April’s “showers” produced some May flowers for average 401(k) balances. READ MORE

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