Nevin Adams

Nevin Adams

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has issued its request for comments on a potential delay in the Jan. 1, 2018, applicability date of certain provisions of the fiduciary regulation — but it’s a short window. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Just when you think all the 401(k) plans with proprietary funds have been sued — another lawsuit emerges. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Nevin Adams 6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s an old regulation that has new meaning under the new fiduciary regulation — and it could catch new fiduciaries, as well as broker-dealers by surprise. READ MORE

Nevin Adams

Nevin Adams

Nevin Adams

By Nevin Adams6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Golden State has modified the legislation regarding its state-run auto-IRA program for private sector workers in place, readying the measure for Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected signature. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has taken its first step in the review of the fiduciary regulation ordered by President Trump earlier this year. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Plaintiffs have fallen short in their second attempt to convince a federal judge of the merits of their case in an excessive fee class action suit. READ MORE

Ted Godbout

Ted Godbout

By Ted Godbout6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Finding more holistic, intertwined financial management solutions to help Millennials tackle their student loan debt and assist them in saving more effectively for retirement was a key takeaway at a June 21 forum sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plans were on the receiving end of strong market performance during the first quarter of this year, rising 4.67%, its highest quarterly return since year-end 2013, according to the latest Callan DC Index. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Many are not taking all of the steps they need to prepare for retirement and are relying on uncertainties like receiving an inheritance, says a recent survey by Natixis Global Asset Management. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The vast majority of DC plan participants continued making contributions in 2016 and most “stayed the course” with their asset allocations, according to a recent Investment Company Institute study. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The House approved legislation on June 8 that seeks to repeal major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the DOL’s now-effective fiduciary rule. READ MORE

Ray Harmon

Ray Harmon

Ray Harmon

By Ray Harmon6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that would repeal some of the major provisions of Dodd-Frank and the DOL’s fiduciary rule will move to the House floor for a vote; however, its chances in the Senate are bleak. READ MORE

John Iekel

John Iekel

John Iekel

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.
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By John Iekel6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic features can help overcome retirement saving gridlock — but they are not necessarily a panacea and can have consequences of their own. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Program on June 22 filed a temporary amendment to its program rules with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. The amendment modifies language related to enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Carolinas share a border, a name, and a need to address problems with their state pension plans; however, their problems are as different as north is from south. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on June 12 signed into law Senate Bill 1, a measure that provides new state employees hired after Jan. 1, 2019 with three retirement benefits from which they can choose. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/12/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s heeeeere. But for many practitioners, practices and firms that read the tea leaves, the fiduciary rule has been a reality for a while and already has shaped what they do and how they do it.
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By John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

What color is the retirement readiness mood ring? Recent studies and insights give us answers as varied as the spectrum.
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By John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

No tropical systems are near the U.S. yet, but it can be helpful to review ways that plan sponsors and their service providers can prepare… just in case. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent panel discussion addressed best practices for record-keeping private real estate investments. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Newly minted SEC Chairman Clayton welcomes the DOL's invitation to look at the standards of conduct that are at the core of the DOL’s fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a decision it handed down June 5 that religiously affiliated non-profits’ plans are exempt from ERISA even if they were not originally established by a church. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

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

Andrew Remo

Andrew Remo

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

ASPPA Net Staff

ASPPA Net Staff

By ASPPA Net Staff6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says that his agency must work with the Department of Labor on the fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Should they? It depends, according to a recent blog entry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

By the end of the first quarter of 2017, U.S. retirement assets amounted to $26.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

In a blog post on the fiduciary regulation, Fred Reish examines the components of a “best interest” process. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would allow graduate students to put funds from a fellowship or stipend in an IRA is before the Senate. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on June 20 filed a comment letter on items to be included in the 2017-2018 IRS guidance plan. The letter was in response to IRS Notice 2017-28. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Fred Reish says that one of the FAQs the DOL issued concerning the fiduciary rule "raises some significant issues” for broker-dealers and RIAs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently participants aren’t the only ones struggling with behavioral biases, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule — at least significant parts of it — has now been implemented. A recent analysis offers an assessment of where things stand. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at 3:20 p.m. during the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans largely held steady in May, with assets and liabilities growing slightly, says a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. during the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a final rule on interest rate assumptions affecting benefits payable in terminated single-employer plans and allocation of assets in single-employer plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Registration for the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference — the nation’s premier gathering of retirement industry professionals — is now open! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement plan providers should focus on education, retirement readiness tools, situational guidance and “next-best-step” trigger events to help workers become better prepared for retirement, a report recommends. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Concerns about retirement and health care loom large for American workers and the U.S. Senate is reportedly close to its version of a health care reform bill. We need your help ASAP to tell Congress to make it easier for workers to manage their health and retirement savings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/12/2017 • 0 Comments

In a June 8 letter, the ARA offered comments on the guidance contained in IRS Notice 2016-16 concerning mid-year amendments to safe harbor 401(k) and 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that on June 15, those requesting PLRs, closing agreements and certain other rulings must make user fee payments electronically. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment, auto-escalation, auto-investment — all are growing in number of users and in their influence on the retirement superhighway. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Ascensus has announced the acquisition of independently owned Kravitz, Inc., a retirement administration firm and cash balance specialist. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

In less than a month, the new “transition” exemptions will apply to recommendations for IRAs. Fred Reish looks at how to prepare for that shift.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

At a recent policy forum sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, outlined five ways to “fix” the current Saver’s Credit.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan assets under management (AUM) reached $5.95 trillion in 2016, says a recent survey of money managers. READ MORE