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By ASPPA Net Staff11/20/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has criticized an effort by a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to address concerns about its proposed fiduciary rule, with a DOL spokesman calling the initiative “puzzling and disappointing. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White on Nov. 18 faced some tough questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee from both parties concerning her agency’s work on setting a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct. READ MORE

By Robert Richter11/19/2015 • 0 Comments

The benefits and legal communities have lost one of the stalwart champions of the private retirement system — Alvin D. Lurie, who passed away Nov. 17 at age 92. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Another “excessive fee” lawsuit was settled recently — but what’s more interesting than the settlement amount is the speed with which it was reached and how it’s going to be spread among the parties. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Recent studies look at the factors behind the need of the "Sandwich Generation" and the Millennials to save more and explain why it is hard for them to do so. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Underestimating how much one will need to be financially prepared for retirement is rife, and that can have serious consequences, says a study by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, more than two in five Americans say the economy most affects their spending habits, according to a survey Bank of America and Merrill Edge have released, but the effects on saving and spending vary by generation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirement seems close for some, but whether you’ve been saving or not, or not saving enough — here are six things Boomers need to know about saving for retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/16/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor on Nov. 16 unveiled a proposed rule to clarify ERISA's application to state-run IRA programs, creating an unfair advantage for those programs over those offered by the private sector. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/16/2015 • 0 Comments

In dealing with a takeover, the actuary of the acquirer must first collect sufficient information from the plan administrator, the actuary that served the acquired and/or the third party administrator, says Lauren Okum in “DB Plan Takeovers,” an article that appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Plan Consultant. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Good news for those who work with cash balance plans: The IRS has released final regulations that provide guidance and, notably, another year to comply with, what are now final hybrid plan rules. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Outsourcing plan administration can help in meeting increasingly complicated requirements — but it’s not a full absolution from all responsibilities, argues Fiduciary Plan Governance in a recent blog entry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/13/2015 • 0 Comments

In “Best Practices for Administering Auto Enrollment Plans,” a webcast that will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, J.J. McKinney will examine the successes of automatic enrollment, plan design considerations and types of clients that might be better served by looking for solutions elsewhere. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/13/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has released final regulations that provide guidance and, notably, another year to comply with, what are now final hybrid plan rules. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/13/2015 • 0 Comments

At the Current Events Update session at this year’s ASPPA Annual Conference, one particular presidential candidate made an appearance with a little help from ASPPA CEO Brian Graff. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/12/2015 • 0 Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is working “expeditiously” on a uniform fiduciary standard, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said at the Nov. 10 annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad11/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Wow, the days sure roll by fast from one content submission deadline to another! Here we are in mid-November, with year-end soon upon us. READ MORE

By James E. Holland11/12/2015 • 0 Comments

In September, more than seven years after issuing proposed rules, the IRS issued final rules under IRC §430. This article will describe the changes and additions made by the final rules. READ MORE

By James Turpin11/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Assume you are the enrolled actuary for a traditional calendar year defined benefit plan sponsored by a small employer. The owner of the business generates about 90% of the firm’s revenue and his benefit from the plan represents about 95% of the total benefit liabilities for the plan. READ MORE

By Judy Miller11/12/2015 • 0 Comments

I am tempted to rail against PBGC premium increases (again) today, but unfortunately it does no good. So, let me talk about something positive: proposals to make it easier for defined benefit plans. READ MORE

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