Industry Trends and Research

Industry Trends and Research covers significant research and trends affecting the advisor-sold retirement market. Overarching issues and major research initiatives are reviewed, posted and discussed by thought-leading institutions and industry publications.

 

 

 

Industry Trends & Research


By NTSA Net Staff8/31/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, we discuss how the importance of cybersecurity goes well beyond the integrity of clients’ and plan participants’ sensitive information. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/29/2017 • 0 Comments

That’s the average amount a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need to cover medical expenses (in today’s dollars) throughout retirement, according to recent retiree health care cost estimates. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Health savings accounts are projected to exceed $60 billion in assets among nearly 30 million accounts by the end of 2019, according to a recent survey. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/25/2017 • 0 Comments

The head of a consultant firm in a series of blog entries warns employers and plan sponsors that it’s wise to pay close attention to defined contribution plan fees. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/25/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic features continue to take hold among 403(b) plans, the Plan Sponsor Council of America found in a recent study. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pew Charitable Trusts in a recent report found strong support among small and mid-size businesses for automatic IRA programs, multiple employer plans (MEPs) and online marketplaces. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/15/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, John Iekel covers a conference session that points out that states filling coverage gaps doesn’t spell the end of opportunity for the private sector. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that 55% of DC plan sponsors indicate they are likely to stop offering their plan in favor of in a state-run plan if one is available. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The good news is that the funding level of that critical financial underpinning of the nation’s retirement security didn’t decrease during the past year. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Employers offering 457 plans demonstrate a great degree of positivity about the plans and about their role in helping employees prepare for retirement, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The public sector's response to cybercrime to protect its retirement plans and participants is not uniform, a recent report suggests. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

That may seem an odd equation. And yet, a speaker at a recent retirement industry conference argues exactly that. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/30/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, we address what makes an annuity a longevity annuity and what is unique about the latest regulations affecting them. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The number of workers participating in the Social Security system has risen, as has the number of people receiving benefits; however, individual retirement accounts figure very prominently as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan participants who are contemplating a rollover into an IRA are looking primarily for two things: advice and control, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

There is a disconnect between knowing one should be ready for retirement and actually being so. But recent research on the subject contains good news, too. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl offers suggestions on how a school district should respond to an annuity company that wants to decide who its representative shall be, when the district already recognizes a vendor as that company’s representative. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Unveiling President Trump’s tax reform proposal April 26, Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor and director of the National Economic Council, said that “retirement savings will be protected.” READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors believe that targeted education works — but a new survey finds that they are not acting on those convictions. READ MORE

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