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

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2018 • 0 Comments

Nominations are now being accepted for the American Retirement Association’s 2019 Board of Directors. READ MORE

By Alan Stone6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Hello all – Sweet June has arrived and thus begin summer concerts, pool parties, vacation time and the inconsequential deadline of July 31 for my Form 5500s. To my clients: You are all going on extension! READ MORE

By Bill Karbon6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

ACOPA leadership was very active in Washington, DC from May 18-22. Leadership met with our new Executive Director, attended American Retirement Association (ARA) Government Affairs Executive Committee meetings, visited the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and met with Senate and House Tax and Labor staffers. READ MORE

By John Markley6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

In May, ACOPA actuaries Tom Finnegan and Bill Karbon, our new Executive Director Marty Pippins and I participated in the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) weekend meetings in Washington. On Monday, May 21, we met with the PBGC and the IRS. READ MORE

By Mary Ann Rocco6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

PBGC has completely overhauled their missing participant program. The new rules are effective for plans that terminate on or after Jan. 1, 2018. READ MORE

By Andrew Forgrave6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The ACOPA Actuarial Symposium is coming up! READ MORE

By ARA Staff6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Nominations are now being accepted for American Retirement Association’s 2019 Board of Directors. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Experts at the recent 2018 SPARK Institute National Conference held in National Harbor, MD addressed online threats to financial assets — virtual, but also very real. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent group conversation on retirement and the future of prosperity that included academics, think tanks, advocacy groups and the Hill touched on a wide range of topics. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

How does the best interest standard of care in the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest compare to the standard of care in the DOL’s Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE)? READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent column examines the centrality of employers’ role in providing retirement benefits — and the areas where there are shortcomings. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has submitted a comment letter to the IRS concerning the IRS’ 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board has provided an update on recent activities, implementation and future steps concerning the OregonSaves state-sponsored savings program for private sector employees. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

While June 13 was widely cited as the last day the DOL could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the 5th Circuit’s ruling vacating the fiduciary rule, that day has now come – and gone. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent survey reveals concern about plan participants’ longevity risk and their ability to achieve higher retirement account balances over the long term. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released white paper suggests that while embracing innovation in the features and options added to a plan, it is important to be mindful of fiduciary duties. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There were mixed results for DB and DC plans in the first quarter of 2018, the Federal Reserve reports. In short: assets grew, but so did liabilities. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Another provider has been sued by an employee-participant in its own 401(k) plan, not just for its inclusion of proprietary funds, but the type and number of options on its menu — and its target-date strategy. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS determination letter program and what to do about missing participants were among the topics the Employee Plans Subgroup of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities addressed in the general report it issued on June 7. READ MORE

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