Here you’ll find all news stories and all posts on ASPPA Net, with the newest items at the top.

By ASPPA Net Staff6/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued a reminder about the importance of taking steps to protect tax records from hurricane damage — and the same principle applies regarding protecting records relevant to plans and participants. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/3/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The cost of investment management is the top expense for defined benefit plan sponsors, a recent study found. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The Bipartisan Policy Center convened what at least one participant termed a “policy wonk throwdown” in the nation’s capital May 27. The subject? The Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The recent Department of Labor (DOL) study finding deficiencies in audits of employee benefit plans does not translate to a statement about how viable those plans are, says the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in a May 28 statement.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/28/2015 • 0 Comments

A study the Department of Labor did of its audits of employee benefits plans shows that the department needs to improve the quality of those audits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2015 • 0 Comments

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on May 21 released an update on the committee’s bipartisan tax working groups.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2015 • 0 Comments

On May 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate a number of individuals to key Administration posts, including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/22/2015 • 0 Comments

Employers, plan administrators, third party administrators and others associated with multiemployer plans have received reassurance regarding the scope of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s proposed rule on mandatory e-filing for certain multiemployer notices. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

While we won’t be bringing you an ASPPA Connect newsletter on Monday in view of it being Memorial Day, we did want to share with you some interesting facts about the holiday that you might not have known. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA Executive Director and CEO Brian Graff opened ASPPA’s first-ever virtual conference with a discussion of “the elephant in the room” — the Department of Labor’s reproposal concerning the definition of who is a fiduciary.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s first-ever virtual conference provided more than critical information on important issues — it also afforded an opportunity to gain the expert speakers’ insights on particular situations and matters. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Those looking for a bright line of illumination from the U.S. Supreme Court on fiduciary responsibilities in a 401(k) revenue-sharing case were likely disappointed May 18. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Join other pension professionals for an opportunity to learn from industry leaders and experts, hear from government officials, learn best practices and more at ASPPA’s 2015 Annual Conference, Oct. 18-21 at National Harbor, Md. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has announced a brief extension of the comment period on its fiduciary reproposal — and has set a date for a public hearing. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Most respondents in a recent survey of high-level defined benefit plan representatives in the United States and Canada said they would adjust their risk exposure if updated mortality tables increased their plan’s liabilities, but a small minority are actively implementing de-risking strategies. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL’s ERISA Advisory Council at its May 27-29 meeting will include examination of lifetime plan participation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislation introduced recently in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate would require retirement plans to include an “annuity equivalent” on participant statements. READ MORE

By Craig Hoffman5/13/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s Chicago Regional Conference, to be held June 4 and 5, is not to be missed by practitioners who need to get up to date on the most important developments affecting plan sponsors and the professionals who advise them. READ MORE

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