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By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Participants took a vacation from 401(k) transfers in July, with no above-normal trading days – the first time that’s happened in more than a year. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Being a fiduciary is serious business. And complex. But a recent blog entry boils it down to seven common sense rules for a fiduciary to keep in mind. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Concerns about increasing health care costs and the potential to outlive savings are dampening employers’ confidence in their employees’ retirement futures,a new survey shows. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Average individual 401(k), 403(b) and IRA account balances bounced back after a slight dip in the first quarter, showing solid year-over-year growth, according to data on Fidelity Investments clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has proposed changes to two schedules to the Form 5500 — Schedule R, Retirement Plan Information, and Schedule SB, Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Information. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/17/2018 • 0 Comments

You may have seen recent coverage of a new “study” that found a surge in bankruptcy filings among retirees. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/17/2018 • 0 Comments

We now know the terms of an excessive fee lawsuit settlement reported a month ago. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A majority of DC plan participants want the help of an expert in managing retirement assets, but many still stop short of wanting employers to choose their investments for them, new survey results show. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program (CalSavers) is moving closer to implementation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Illinois’ mandatory auto-enrollment state-IRA program for private sector employers, Illinois Secure Choice, “may” have just become voluntary. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has extended the deadline for submitting on-cycle applications for opinion letters for pre-approved DC plans for the third six-year remedial amendment cycle to Dec. 31, 2018. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/16/2018 • 0 Comments

On a host of issues, the map of the U.S. is a crazy quilt, with states creating a kaleidoscope of responses to problems and circumstances — one of which is the retirement readiness of employees in the private sector. Following is an update highlighting some of the most significant developments in states that have taken steps to create state-run programs for these employees. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has made available revised versions of a number of forms used for its Voluntary Correction Program (VCP). READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/14/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry argues that when an employee retires matters not only to that individual, but also to their employer. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at 4:40 p.m. during the 2018 ASPPA Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md. READ MORE

By Alan Stone8/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Hello all — it has been a busy month in ACOPA-land. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans is seeking new members for a term beginning next year. In addition, the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries is getting ready to issue a solicitation for new members to the Joint Board Advisory Committee, which consists of private sector enrolled actuaries. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Information letters, regulations, legislation aplenty — in ASPPA’s third quarter Washington Update, American Retirement Association Director of Technical Education Robert Kaplan provided his take and insights. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Washington, and federal agencies, are rife with an alphabet soup of acronyms — and the IRS is certainly part of it. A recent blog entry addresses some of the collections of letters applicable to auto-enrollment. READ MORE

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