This is where you’ll find our coverage and commentary on legislative proposals pending in Congress, along with regulatory issues that affect actuaries and the retirement industry as a whole.




By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 21 passed a resolution introduced just two days earlier that is intended to block the fiduciary rule the Department of Labor (DOL) issued in final form on April 6. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

A group of Republican senators has introduced a resolution to stop the Department of Labor’s new conflict-of-interest rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation may be final, but a trio of Republican lawmakers have introduced a resolution to block it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Golden State has taken another step on the road to implementing a state-run retirement program. READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 election is still months away, but talk of tax reform — and its potential to undermine incentives for retirement savings — is “back” on Capitol Hill. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, a harmful provision that could have extended Connecticut’s state-run retirement coverage mandate to ERISA plans was dropped from the bill reported out of committee. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The Connecticut Retirement Security Board has introduced legislation that creates a state-run plan for the private sector and would force employers that already have retirement plans in place to enroll workers who do not have to be covered under ERISA in the state-run program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Even as the publication of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule nears, the GOP is gearing up to undermine the funding for its implementation. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

The Obama administration’s final budget wasn’t a complete retread of its prior retirement plan proposals, but there wasn’t much good news for employer-sponsored retirement plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Though specific policy details remain elusive on many key issues in the 2016 presidential campaign, the tax reform proposal of a leading candidate could undermine the 401(k). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2016 • 0 Comments

Wrapping up a first week of February with action on legislation designed to block, slow or thwart the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, the U.S. Senate finally got into the act with two pieces of legislation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

For the second time in a week, an important committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that could undermine the Labor Department’s proposed fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

As the Department of Labor (DOL) moves forward with its new fiduciary standard, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on legislation to address concerns that the final DOL proposal will harm access to retirement savings advice. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Not quite two years ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) should be opened to private sector workers; now legislation is before the U.S. Senate that would take a step in that direction. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Small businesses in the Garden State will soon be able to use a virtual marketplace to choose a private retirement plan; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has signed into law a measure establishing that marketplace. READ MORE

By ASPPA , ASPPA Net Staff1/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Ex-presidents will share in the experience of pension caps if the U.S. House of Representatives has its way. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo1/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The Nutmeg State has taken another step toward the creation of a state-run retirement program for private sector workers with the release of a lengthy report detailing the potential elements of such a program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Just before Christmas, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2029, a massive year-end spending and tax bill containing a number of provisions affecting health and retirement plans. Here’s what you may have missed. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2015 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan group of lawmakers last week introduced legislation that they say will “ensure retirement advisors serve their clients’ best interests and preserve access to quality financial planning” and would also require Congress' approval of the final fiduciary rule from the Labor Department. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Those hoping that the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule would be derailed in congressional budget negotiations found coal in their pre-Christmas stockings instead. READ MORE

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