Introducing auto portability and allowing open multiple employer plans (MEPs) were simulated to have the biggest impact on decreasing the retirement income deficit.
Tag: Retirement Income
Anxiety about turning DC plan assets into a “lifetime retirement paycheck” in such a low-rate environment is keeping aging Americans in the workforce—including many who very likely have enough money saved to retire comfortably and don’t want to keep working.
A study by Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX shows those close to retirement highly value guaranteed income to supplement Social Security, and suggests advisers consistently underestimate clients’ interest.
Outdated withdrawal strategies and risks retirees face create a need for the use of products and solutions that guarantee income, according to the 2019 Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) Factbook.
Sales of fixed annuities increased 38% during the first quarter of 2019 relative to the same period last year, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.
MassMutual says a married couple that lives into their 90s but decides to begin their Social Security benefits at age 62 as opposed to age 70 could be leaving as much as half a million dollars on the table, or forfeiting $2,000 to $4,000 a month for life.
While a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds the majority of people spend less than 100% of their retirement income, it also shows factors and expenses that can move spending up or down.
Just over one-quarter of adults think they can live comfortably on Social Security alone, according to a survey by the Nationwide Retirement Institute.
A professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management discussed biases that must be considered when helping people make retirement income decisions.
Given a choice between managing assets on their own or purchasing a guaranteed income option, the majority of employees surveyed for the 2019 Retirement Confidence Survey chose either managing on their own or splitting their assets between the two options.
Mike Sasso, with Portfolio Evaluations, and a professor at Boston University, explained a new way of thinking to get plan sponsors to focus on retirement income for participants.
The ERISA Advisory Council sent a report to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta focusing on recommendations for promoting lifetime income (LTI) within defined contribution (DC) plans through changes to the annuity selection safe harbor and modifying the qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) rule.
Combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2035; however, the OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as last year’s estimate.
In conversation with PLANADVISER, Principal’s retirement and income solutions leader shares advice for how to talk about annuities with skeptical consumers.
Speaking about RESA, J. Mark Iwry, nonresident senior fellow - Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, said during an event, “If the legislation cannot be changed, maybe regulations following passage of the legislation can shore up the safe harbor.”
The retirement planning challenges facing workers today are by no means new or novel, nor are the many different types of solutions being debated by academics and policymakers.
Nearly two-thirds of 401(k) consultants and advisers believe sponsors want to continue to serve workers once they retire, PIMCO learned in a survey.
Shifting attitudes about supporting adult children financially have helped reshape Americans’ thinking about wealth and retirement readiness, according to Ameriprise Financial survey data.
Robert Scheinerman, president, AIG Retirement Services, says smart retirement plan design, access to advisers and passage of pending legislation can help Americans have enough money for a 40-year retirement.