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

By Ted Godbout11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

While much of our focus on the current House and Senate tax bills has been on the retirement-related provisions, there are a number of provisions worth noting that would alter the existing tax treatment of executive compensation and various other compensation and benefit provisions. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry discusses the beneficiary options under the RMD regulations that were issued on April 17, 2002, and the importance of the distinctions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA Connect wishes its readers a happy Thanksgiving. ASPPA Connect will not be appearing on Friday, Nov. 24; however, in keeping with the season, here are a few unusual facts about Thanksgiving. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/21/2017 • 0 Comments

In a big win for the lobbying efforts of the American Retirement Association’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC), the IRS has dropped a series of compliance questions from the 2017 Form 5500. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

First, do no harm. A term commonly applied to the practice of medicine, but a recent blog post by Christopher Carosa applies it to fiduciary practices. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The retirement industry is rife with words and terms whose meaning is expanding or shifting, including terms related to DB plans, at least according to Willis Towers Watson. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Current measures of the adequacy of retirement income provide diverse answers about the state of retirement income security in the U.S., but what is the correct level? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Behavioral finance tells us that human beings are prone to relying on heuristics to solve complex problems; survey data and anecdotal evidence suggest that participants often rely on these benchmarks. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The National Association for Fixed Annuities hasn’t had much success thus far in its litigation challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation — until now. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

On Capitol Hill on Nov. 16 both the House and Senate took major steps toward completing the much-anticipated tax reform overhaul. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

For the PBGC pension plan insurance programs, the glass was both half full and half empty in federal fiscal year 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Sales of single-premium pension buy-out products broke records again in the third quarter of 2017, the second consecutive quarter with such results, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/16/2017 • 0 Comments

While all eyes have been on the latest tax reform changes, there were two important hearings taking place on Capitol Hill Nov. 15 concerning the Department of Labor. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated its Listing of Required Modifications (LRM) and Information Package for defined contribution plans. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Hi folks, here we are again already! Thanksgiving is next week, and December is peeking around the corner. READ MORE

By Bill Karbon11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

I want to thank the ACOPA membership for providing me with the opportunity to serve as President for the next year. As I begin my term, I wanted to share some thoughts regarding my priorities for ACOPA. READ MORE

By James E. Holland11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has finally issued an updated revenue procedure providing automatic approval for certain changes in funding method for single-employer plans that reflects the provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) and IRC § 430. READ MORE

By Karen Smith11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

For the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference, I agreed to do the session on defined benefit topics that were not covered in other sessions. The description of the session indicated that one of the topics that I would cover was the accrual rules. “Easy enough,” I thought. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Late last night, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a modified chairman’s mark for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with — mostly — good news for retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

In a big move for the retirement industry, the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) will join the American Retirement Association (ARA), under the terms of a combination agreement signed by the Board of Directors of both organizations. READ MORE

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