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

By Ted Godbout7/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Witnesses at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing largely supported a bill to repeal the current DOL fiduciary rule and direct the SEC to take the lead in regulating the standards of care for investment advice. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Hi there, readers. I trust you are all enjoying summer and its long days, the gin and tonics, the BBQ’s, the camping, the 100 mosquito bites in one night... READ MORE

By Susan Feit7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Preparing the Schedule SB is typically a basic task that pension actuaries must complete. However, while preparing the 2016 SB for a terminated plan, I questioned how to report certain transactions. READ MORE

By Mike Eaton7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

All of us have them – plans that are underfunded and PBGC-covered. Each and every one of these plans is subject to required quarterly contributions, and like it or not, most small plans don’t make required quarterly contributions. READ MORE

By Joseph Nichols7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Happy Summer, ACOPA friends! There are some exciting things happening with The Actuarial Foundation these days. READ MORE

By Kurt Piper7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

I thought that since I have maybe figured out this job and have not yet become irrelevant, it’s the perfect time to tell you what I see the State of the College is. READ MORE

By Judy Miller7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

On June 12, ACOPA representatives, along with other ARA representatives, met with about 15 folks from IRS and Treasury to discuss current issues of concern to our membership. READ MORE

By Sheri Alsguth7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

I enjoy travelling when I’m not working; my husband and I have been to many places all across the world. READ MORE

By ARA Staff7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Nominations are now being accepted for American Retirement Association’s 2018 Board of Directors. READ MORE

By ARA Staff7/13/2017 • 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 John Iekel7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Keeping abreast of the whereabouts and life status of retirees and beneficiaries — and even terminated vested participants — are increasingly important fiduciary responsibilities. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Yet another piece of legislation is being readied to repeal the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/12/2017 • 0 Comments

It is important that the SEC bring "clarity and consistency” to “standards of conduct that investment professionals must follow in providing advice to Main Street investors,” SEC Chairman Clayton said on July 12. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/12/2017 • 0 Comments

An Ohio man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing money from… the nation’s private pension insurer. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/11/2017 • 0 Comments

“Too expensive to set up” or “my organization does not have the resources” are the top reasons small to midsize businesses cite for not offering a retirement plan, says Pew Charitable Trusts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/11/2017 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of ASPPA’s Plan Consultant magazine has been posted on ASPPA Net. READ MORE

By Jim Nolan7/10/2017 • 0 Comments

Nominating someone for the prestigious 2017 Harry T. Eidson Award is easy: complete the online nomination form by July 31, 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The last word one would associate with the DOL's fiduciary rule is “dispassionate.” But that accurately describes a new report about it by the Congressional Research Service. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees who may have the greatest longevity at an office in terms of circuits around the sun and as part of payroll, have — and pose — concerns unlike those of younger cohorts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Discretion is said to be the better part of valor — but that’s not necessarily the case with discretionary accounts and the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

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