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.
Tag: Retirement Income
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.
A large number of Boomers lack any kind of planning for retirement, and most have not set a retirement goal, IRI research found.
Asked what benefits support their well-being, 74% said retirement plans, 56% said life insurance, 35% said tuition reimbursement/student loan repayment programs, and 29% said financial education.
Available to all customers, the tool analyzes an individual’s real-time account information, along with their responses to a handful of simple lifestyle and financial questions, allowing for projections and interactive analysis of retirement income strategies.
This year, the IRI has also issued a state advocacy blueprint calling on states to focus on educating individuals about the importance of retirement planning and encourage federal policymakers to enact proposals expanding access to private-sector retirement plans.
The optional living benefit rider is available within Lincoln variable annuities and is designed to help maximize income on qualified money.