Retirement Income

We’re seeing greater emphasis on new ways to provide plan participants with retirement income options, driven primarily by policymakers at the Department of Labor and greater demand among plan sponsors. Here you’ll find coverage of news and developments in Washington, as well as new products and plan design changes like stream of payment options as alternatives to lump sum distributions.


Retirement Income

Retirement Income

By Ted Godbout12/12/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has announced that House and Senate conferees will hold an open meeting on Dec. 13 to begin reconciling the chambers’ versions of tax reform. 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 Staff12/7/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump is tweeting about 401(k)s again — this time as proof of an economic surge. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax reform proposals being hurried through Congress could have a dramatic impact on the retirement security of small businesses and millions of small business workers — we need your help to do something about it! READ MORE

By John Iekel12/5/2017 • 0 Comments

IRAs play an increasingly large and important role in bolstering retirement readiness, says a recent analysis — and rollovers are a critical part of that vitality. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/4/2017 • 0 Comments

After a long and sometimes heated debate, the Senate took a major step toward enactment of landmark tax reform legislation, approving its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) at nearly 2:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry reminds that there are fiduciary considerations associated with offering actively managed accounts in a DC plan. READ MORE

By Doug Fisher11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Senate Republican leaders are floating the idea of increasing the deduction for qualified business income of pass-through businesses from 17.4% to 20%, which could have consequences for retirement plans sponsored by S Corporation shareholders. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/29/2017 • 0 Comments

PBGC Director Thomas Reeder at a Nov. 29 hearing of the House Education and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions discussed the status of the Multiemployer Pension Program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/29/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would boost the cashout limit for retirement plans, which its sponsors say will help make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/28/2017 • 0 Comments

There is “work to do in the retirement areas,” House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Nov. 28. 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 John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation that would create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund and a Pension Rehabilitation Administration. 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 Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As we all emerge from our turkey-induced food coma, all eyes will now be on the U.S. Senate, as Congress returns from its Thanksgiving break to make the final push to approve tax reform by the end of the year. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Required minimum distributions may be among a plan's innocuous responsibilities, but a recent blog entry cautions that one fails to keep them in mind at one’s peril. 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

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