A Nationwide Retirement Institute report shows a spike in workers who are feeling on ‘the wrong track’ for retirement.
Almost half of workers surveyed (48%) have no strategy to generate retirement income, Schroders finds.
The bill would amend the DOL’s current default investment safe harbor regulations to allow, but not require, a retirement plan’s default investment to include a limited investment in a non-liquid annuity component that provides a guaranteed return on investment.
Retirement plan advisers and plan sponsors are ramping up support so participants will understand newly implemented projected lifetime income illustrations on their plan statements.
A survey shows that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many women feel they are on the wrong track for retirement.
The updated Franklin Templeton solution presents an easy-to-understand estimate of available income from different asset sources, while modeling an investor’s needs and goals over time.
For their part, participants say they feel the pandemic has make their retirement savings more vulnerable.
Panelists discussed how employers can add different lifetime income options into their plans and the appropriate products to use.
The SECURE Act will inevitably lead to more sponsors inquiring about in-plan income options, and advisers need to be ready.
Though many in the industry remain focused on addressing the challenges of the pandemic, major changes to the U.S. retirement planning landscape continue to unfold, thanks to the SECURE Act.
A new IRS private letter ruling essentially conforms the tax treatment of properly structured advisory fees from non-qualified annuity contracts to those paid out of qualified accounts, which typically are not treated as taxable distributions.
In order to boost Americans’ retirement outlook, there are a number of practical things that retirement plan advisers and sponsors can do, Jamie Ohl, president of the retirement business at Lincoln Financial Group, tells PLANADVISER.
One measure is to encourage MEPs by eliminating the “nexus” requirement.
The detailed report is aimed at expanding opportunities to save and increasing access to lifetime income products, among other efforts.
The Bipartisan Policy Center and Ric Edelman announce the launch of “Funding Our Future: A Campaign for America’s Retirement Security.”