Below is a list of websites compiled to help you find additional information related to retirement plans. While some of these websites require user registration and a small fee, most are free and offer unrestricted access.
A source of business development, market intelligence, and due diligence services for the 401(k) and retirement industry. Some fees may apply for certain services.
|Retirement Product and Industry Information|
|401(k) Help Center |
Information for plan sponsors, retirement professionals, small business and plan participants.
|401(k) Wire |
Breaking news for industry insiders. A password is required. Some fees may apply for certain services.
|Free ERISA |
Free access to Department of Labor Form 5500 disclosure filings on more than 1 million retirement and health benefits plans.
A source for mutual fund news that is published every business morning and delivered electronically. Membership is required. A free trial is available.
|Institutional Investor News |
Financial news, features, and research. Daily coverage focuses on money management, corporate finance, capital markets, alternative investments, technology and trading.
News, information, tools and research for retirement industry professionals.
|Plan Adviser |
A resource for advisers and consultants in the retirement plan space looking for practical information on the administration of retirement plans as well as features on practice management and business growth.
|Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America |
A nonprofit organization offering practical assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance and communication. Membership is required for some information.
|Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America (Participant site) |
This web site helps individuals learn about saving and investing for retirement.
|Roth 401(k) Information |
Information and tools concerning Roth 401k limits, calculator, analyzer, guidebook and knowledgebase.
|Roth IRA.com |
Provides technical and planning information on Roth IRAs to practitioners and consumers.
|General Market Information |
A premier site for news and financial information.
|BusinessWeek Online |
The latest international business and stock market news.
|Investor's Business Daily |
Stock market and business news, quotes, mutual fund performance, and market analysis.
A resource for business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data.
An investment resource for news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.
|Regulatory Agencies/Professional Organizations|
|American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries |
ASPPA is a national organization of retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. A password is required. Some fees may apply for certain services.
|Employee Benefits Security Administration |
EBSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor committed to providing participant and compliance assistance regarding pension, health and other employee benefit plans.
|The ERISA Industry Committee |
ERIC is a nonprofit trade association advocating the employee benefits and compensation interests of its members.
|Internal Revenue Service Plans Community |
The IRS website that provides information for the retirement plans community, benefits practitioner, plan participant and plan sponsor.
|Investment Company Institute |
Provides news and tutorials covering mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETF), closed-end funds (CEF) and unit investment trusts (UIT).
|National Institute of Pension Administrators |
NIPA is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. The site is for pension administrators exclusively. Membership is required for some information.
|Social Security Advisory Board |
A bipartisan government board that advises the President, Congress and the Commissioner of Social Security on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) policy.
|Society of Actuaries |
The SOA is an educational, research and professional organization for actuaries.
|Society of Professional Asset-Managers & Recordkeepers (SPARK) |
A professional association servicing mutual fund companies, banks, insurance companies, investment advisors, third party administration, record keepers and benefit consulting firms in the retirement plan industry.
|U.S. Department of Labor |
The purpose of the DOL is to promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
|U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission |
The SEC is an independent agency which holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States.