Service Providers

Here you’ll find posts and commentary about issues related to record keepers, TPAs, DCIO firms and broker dealers, including personnel changes at the various firms, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, new or revised products and services, new entrants and changes in the law or regulations related to their activities, and comments on major trends and research affecting providers.

 

By Ray Harmon9/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Broker-dealers and registered representatives must link to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website on their home pages and any pages on their websites featuring profiles of representatives who work with retail investors, a rule effective after the SEC approved a change to FINRA Rule 2210. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/30/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that, among plans automatically enrolling participants, 7 in 10 use all three features of an autopilot program, but the adoption rate varies by plan size. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

A June 20 session of the SPARK National Conference held in Washington, DC. featured a discussion of data security. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Strong majorities of executives, investment professionals and registered investment advisors at a recent conference expect to change their technological systems in order to comply with the fiduciary rule, as well as adjust their budgets to do that. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/24/2016 • 0 Comments

Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital expectations? READ MORE

By John Iekel5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Recent research about the development of annuity products and certain life insurance products used for retirement purposes provided food for thought at a May 6 session of LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry conference. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff12/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Among the strongest trends of the outgoing year: growth in employee engagement in their financial wellness, use of annuities and offerings of QLACs, say two recently released studies, and next year may bring more of the same. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2014 • 0 Comments

More than 1,000 school districts will be joining those whose 403(b) and 457(b) services are administered by The OMNI Group, an independent third-party administrator whose services include retirement plan administration. READ MORE

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