Qualified retirement plan distributions come full circle

May 2010
Employee Benefit News;May2010, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p56
The article discusses how trends in qualified retirement plan distributions have come in full circle in the U.S. It discusses how insurance companies that sell annuity-based products dominated qualified retirement plan documents and investments in the 1970s and 1980s. During the mid-1980s, an investment alternative, called mutual fund was introduced. The trend to have the normal form of retirement payment as a lump-sum cash distribution was said to came back over the following years.


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