February 23rd, 2018
A blueprint from the Insured Retirement Institute offers a guide for its dialogue with Congress and the Administration about improving Americans’ retirement outlook.
May 4th, 2017
Many providers have supported the moves by the House and Senate to effectively slow the creation of state- and city-run retirement plans for the private sector, but other parties are severely disappointed by these actions.
Data and Research
April 27th, 2017
LIMRA finds reactions were “mixed” among small-business owners regarding Connecticut’s forthcoming program offering state-administered retirement planning to private-sector employees.
November 17th, 2016
The WTIA's partnership with Empower Retirement enables employers to offload virtually all administrative tasks.
September 23rd, 2016
The bill also would provide a fiduciary safe harbor for selection of lifetime income solution providers.
September 19th, 2016
The plan helps private colleges and universities simplify plan administration, manage fiduciary responsibilities, take advantage of expert plan management, and receive economies of scale in administrative and investment pricing.
June 22nd, 2016
Witnesses speaking during a Senate subcommittee hearing expressed the benefits of allowing open multiple employer plans for small businesses and discussed what legislation about them should include.
February 9th, 2016
While initiatives to expand retirement access get support, the DOL’s conflict of interest rule and the ACA’s Cadillac tax do not.
February 9th, 2016
The newly emerged text of President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed funding over the next decade to encourage wider use of multiple employer plans.
January 26th, 2016
The administration would like to enable employers to more readily access an open MEP, such as those from different sectors but a similar location, for example.
November 18th, 2015
ERISA attorney David Levine discusses the challenges for, and potential positive outcomes from, DOL guidance about state-run retirement plans for the private sector.
August 13th, 2015
In a conversation with PLANSPONSOR, Russell Investments’ chief research strategist suggests momentum is building for “open” multiple employer plan expansion.
Data and Research
July 23rd, 2015
Two-thirds of plan sponsors say the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act will be somewhat, very or extremely impactful.
May 6th, 2015
A new report from Prudential analyzes the U.S. retirement savings gap and recommends legislative action to expand use of multiple employer plans.
January 26th, 2015
The 2014 ERISA Advisory Council made several recommendations to the Department of Labor (DOL) related to outsourcing employee benefit plan services.
December 17th, 2014
plan sponsors get a glimpse of any changes in Form 5500 filing requirements
from the newly released advance copies from the Department of Labor.
November 10th, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published an interim final rule to implement Form 5500 annual reporting changes for multiple employer plans (MEPs).
July 21st, 2014
July 21, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A recent posting on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) Retirement Matters blog discusses multiemployer pension plans and points plan sponsors to basic information about such plans.
June 20th, 2014
June 20, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - How can the retirement plan industry and small business community work together to help workers achieve a secure retirement?
April 16th, 2014
April 16, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Credit unions providing a 401(k) program to 100 employees or more can save money and streamline their administrative tasks by joining a new multiple employer plan (MEP) administered by CUNA Mutual Group.