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

By Nevin Adams 7/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The comment period on the fiduciary rule request for information (RFI) is short — and it started July 6. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2017 • 0 Comments

DB plans, DC plans and 403(b) annuity arrangements with calendar plan years should keep in mind that the July 31 Form 5500 filing deadline for the 2016 plan year is not far off. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The pilot program for OregonSaves, the state-run auto-IRA program for private-sector workers in Oregon, was launched on July 1. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A participant in a plan with 27 participants is seeking the return of the “excessive and unreasonable asset-based fees charged by Nationwide for recordkeeping and administrative services, and to prevent Nationwide from charging those excessive fees in the future.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever found their grand idea shackled to the deliberations of a committee, or who has had to kowtow to the sensibilities of a recalcitrant compliance department, can empathize with the process that produced the Declaration of Independence. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Would someone really just forget about large sums of money they had accumulated and set aside for years? As every plan administrator knows, the answer is yes. A recent blog post discusses the effects of such financial amnesia. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Think the transition period for the fiduciary regulation will be extended? Fred Reish has some thoughts… READ MORE

By John Iekel7/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has made some changes to how it deals with pre-approved plans, hoping to encourage employers to switch from individually designed plans to the pre-approved format. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says that his agency must work with the Department of Labor on the fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has issued its request for comments on a potential delay in the Jan. 1, 2018, applicability date of certain provisions of the fiduciary regulation — but it’s a short window. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Just when you think all the 401(k) plans with proprietary funds have been sued — another lawsuit emerges. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The public sector's response to cybercrime to protect its retirement plans and participants is not uniform, a recent report suggests.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Should they? It depends, according to a recent blog entry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

By the end of the first quarter of 2017, U.S. retirement assets amounted to $26.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Finding more holistic, intertwined financial management solutions to help Millennials tackle their student loan debt and assist them in saving more effectively for retirement was a key takeaway at a June 21 forum sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

In a blog post on the fiduciary regulation, Fred Reish examines the components of a “best interest” process. READ MORE

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