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

By Nevin Adams5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Less than a week after the suit was filed — but (apparently) after six months of arm’s length negotiation with the assistance of a national mediator, the parties in an excessive fee suit have come to terms. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS on May 15 said it is inviting financial institutions and other service providers to submit proposals for umbrella closing agreements to correct failures to restate plans by the applicable deadline. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The law firm Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, has targeted another 401(k) plan for breach of its fiduciary duties — and their claims include that the lack of a stable value fund cost plan participants $41 million. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

President Trump has announced his intention to nominate a new head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the nation’s private pension plan insurer. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

It may seem like a long time until 2019 — but the IRS has already published the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs). READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Reputation — building, maintaining and living it — permeates everything from meeting regulatory requirements to the finer points of interacting with and serving clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

You have the option to embrace best practices, Fred Reish, Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP told attendees at the recent PSCA Annual Conference; he offered insights on fiduciary compliance, risk management and best practices. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Pundits have long worried that retirees wouldn’t have accumulated enough to live on in retirement, but the data suggests that most retirees aren’t exactly burning through their retirement savings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

A potential negative consequence of litigation involving defined contribution plans is engendering fear among plan fiduciaries to offer innovative plan options, a new report suggests. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

With many workers still lacking access to a retirement plan set against the backdrop of a growing gig economy, vital changes to existing retirement program strategies are needed, attendees at a May 8 policy forum in Washington, DC were told. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Plan design can influence and equip plan participants to make better choices regarding distribution, a recently released report concludes. READ MORE

By Alan Stone5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Hello all – spring has finally sprung in New York, and my self-diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder has gone away. But with the nice weather, I have learned that my golf game is in shambles. It is not easy being a mathlete instead of an athlete. READ MORE

By Alan Stone5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Recently I spoke with Martella A. Turner-Joseph, a partner at Joseph & Turner Consulting Actuaries, LLC in New York City. Martella chairs the Legislative Relations Committee (LRC), a subcommittee within the American Retirement Association’s Government Affairs Committee. READ MORE

By Joseph Nichols5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

This morning, as the thunderstorm approached, I was taking down hammocks from the metal swing set and reminded myself (yet again) that I do not have much common sense. Thank goodness I have math sense. Or do I? READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that retirement savers increasingly are concerned about protecting their assets during periods of volatility and ensuring they have enough income in retirement. READ MORE

By Rick Block, Kevin Donovan5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

At this year’s Enrolled Actuaries meeting, we presented a session on “DC Plan Issues When Combined with DB Plans.” This session focused on what we considered to be issues that should be thought about when designing and operating DB/DC combos. Following are a few of our suggestions. READ MORE

By Lauren Okum5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

This article highlights the major differences between the Financial Accounting Standards Board's ASC 715 and International Accounting Standard 19, including a useful comparison chart. READ MORE

By Bill Karbon5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

ACOPA is going to establish a task force that will provide input to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2018 • 0 Comments

While both the number of, and enrollment in, HSAs have grown significantly since they first became available in 2004, data suggests that that growth may be slowing. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/9/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has suggested that employers and organizations refresh IRA holders’ knowledge of, and attention to, what they can do and are required to do concerning their accounts. READ MORE

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