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

By ASPPA Net Staff5/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on May 1 issued a reminder in news release IR-2015-74 that eligible small businesses can file the returns by June 2 and not suffer the penalties they would otherwise face. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/4/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA in an April 30 comment letter made suggestions regarding projects and guidance the IRS should pursue in its 2015-2016 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The Financial Accounting Standards Board Emerging Issues Task Force has issued an FASB Exposure Draft containing proposed updates to accounting standards for defined benefit and defined contribution plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit alleging that a profit-sharing plan lost more than $4 million when fiduciaries engaged in self-dealing and conflicted transactions involving plan assets when they caused the plan to pay excessive fees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Accounting Standards Update 2015-04, “Compensation — Retirement Benefits” (Topic 715) has updated its treatment of the measurement date of an employer’s defined benefit obligation and plan assets. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/30/2015 • 0 Comments

On May 5, an ASPPA webcast will bring you up to speed on the historical and political context of the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary proposal, the 2010 proposal and why it failed, and the details and implications of the 2015 proposal.
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Target-date funds continued to receive the majority of new contributions into individuals’ accounts in March, according to the AonHewitt 401(k) Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2015 • 0 Comments

A new legislative proposal wouldn’t just require employers to offer a retirement plan — it would mandate employer contributions too. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2015 • 0 Comments

At this year’s ASPPA Chicago Regional Conference, Commissioner of the IRS Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division Sunita Lough will be addressing whether the IRS will limit the ability of plan sponsors to obtain a determination letter for individually designed plans.
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/24/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor will not extend the 75-day comment period for its conflict-of-interest rule, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said April 23. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/24/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS in a recently released private letter ruling (PLR) said that transfers of surplus pension assets can be used to cover health benefits funded under a Code Section 401(h) account. READ MORE

By Gail Lowney Alofsin4/24/2015 • 0 Comments

Gail Lowney Alofsin, who will be among the featured speakers at the upcoming ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum June 8-11, provides some pointers on negotiating successful outcomes.

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By ASPPA Net Staff4/24/2015 • 0 Comments

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

By Mike Bushnell4/23/2015 • 0 Comments

For an increasing number of Americans, work is where they expect to learn about saving for retirement — and a growing number of employers are trying to help.
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has proposed a new requirement that multiemployer plans file certain forms electronically.
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Membership Directory will be expanded to once again include member email addresses, effective May 1. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald & Associates finds that the nation’s retirement confidence continues to rebound from recent record lows — but not for everyone. READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking4/20/2015 • 0 Comments

On April 15, the American Retirement Association joined with other industry stakeholders in releasing a statement to the Senate Finance Committee working group on Savings and Investment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS found in its 401(k) Nonqualified Plans Project that plan sponsors sometimes enter information on the form that indicate that their plan is not qualified. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The funded status of certain private sector defined benefit plans lost ground in 2014, according to a recently released study. READ MORE

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