ProductsDecember 08, 2016
Icon has been designed for independent contractors and ‘gig workers,’ people who work for an employer that doesn’t offer a plan, as well as employers who don’t offer a plan but want to help their employees save for retirement.InvestingDecember 08, 2016
Investors are finding new avenues to use exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and they want more options for active ETF, smart beta and fixed income products.InvestingDecember 08, 2016
Defined contribution plan sponsors should provide education in appropriate ways and at appropriate times to help participants understand not only how target-date funds work, but how to select the one that’s right for them.AdministrationDecember 07, 2016
A new survey reveals participants' main preferences and challenges when it comes to saving for retirement—including generating lifetime income, getting financial advice, and saving as soon as possible.ComplianceDecember 07, 2016
Industry groups cite higher costs and burdens on employers, as well as the inevitability of “more frivolous litigation.”AdministrationDecember 07, 2016
Consultants estimate an improvement in funded ratios for defined benefit plans in November, and all attribute it to market activity following the election.Data and ResearchDecember 07, 2016
A study finds women face higher health care costs in retirement than men, with fewer resources.AdministrationDecember 07, 2016
A GAO report about how certain DC plan design features can hinder retirement outcomes highlights how, even when making non-fiduciary decisions, there are questions about what is best for participants.
ParticipantsDecember 06, 2016
Two-thirds of workers are interested in a proposal that an automatic emergency savings account could be funded up to a specific amount, after which time the money would automatically go into their DC plan.ComplianceDecember 06, 2016
Senator Ron Johnson asked Labor Secretary Tom Perez to cease implementation of a rule “that will very likely be rescinded.”Data and ResearchDecember 06, 2016
However, a survey finds they are managing bills and debt.InvestingDecember 06, 2016
“If they are choosing a passive investment option simply because it is less work for them, this is not in line with the spirit of ERISA,” says Jessica Sclafani, associate director at Cerulli.BenefitsDecember 06, 2016
As saving for health care costs in retirement gains more focus, will the adoption of health savings accounts rise to match that of 401(k) plans?