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 John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA webcast “Didn’t See THAT Coming: Seven Industry Trends Will Shape the Future” focused on major factors that will affect the retirement industry for years to come. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/14/2018 • 0 Comments

On Sept. 13 the House Ways & Means Committee approved on party-line votes three tax bills as part of the Tax Reform 2.0 push – one of which focuses on retirement savings. 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 Ted Godbout9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has released the details of his tax reform 2.0 legislation, and it includes significant retirement savings changes, including multiple employer plans (MEPs). 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 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 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 Staff8/28/2018 • 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 John Iekel 8/27/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has extended temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed DB plans, making it available for plan years beginning before 2020 as long as the conditions Notice 2014-5 sets are met. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/22/2018 • 0 Comments

Initially dismissed without prejudice, a suit that challenged a stable value provider of taking “hundreds of millions of dollars annually in undisclosed compensation” from retirement plans and participants has come up short. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/21/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has said that a 401(k) plan can be amended to include a student loan benefit program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Participants took a vacation from 401(k) transfers in July, with no above-normal trading days – the first time that’s happened in more than a year. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Average individual 401(k), 403(b) and IRA account balances bounced back after a slight dip in the first quarter, showing solid year-over-year growth, according to data on Fidelity Investments clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Washington, and federal agencies, are rife with an alphabet soup of acronyms — and the IRS is certainly part of it. A recent blog entry addresses some of the collections of letters applicable to auto-enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/8/2018 • 0 Comments

Missing participants are challenging to plans, TPAs and recordkeepers — but cashouts ultimately are an even bigger issue, a service provider suggests. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Things continued to heat up in July for those average 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/31/2018 • 0 Comments

New legislation would give any worker not currently covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan access to a new type of retirement savings account. READ MORE

By Jack Towarnicky7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

In part three of a three-part series concerning retirement preparedness, we confirm that there is no solution for workers who do not have retirement preparation as a priority. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Key lawmakers and staffers from the House and Senate discussed legislation relevant to retirement plans and offered insights on congressional activity on July 24. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

An unspecified number of participants in plans recordkept by Vanguard were told their loans had been processed. But they hadn’t. READ MORE

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