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 Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Look for a bill to be introduced in Congress next month that some have called “auto-IRA on steroids.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2016 • 0 Comments

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) have teamed up to introduce legislation that would create a federal lost and found designed to help stem leakage from retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2016 • 0 Comments

It didn’t happen until late in the evening, but the U.S. House of Representatives voted on June 22 on overturning President Obama’s veto of Congress’ resolution to kill the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, House Republicans released the first of six documents detailing their policy agenda, a portion of which included recommendations to “build retirement security through the private retirement system.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/10/2016 • 0 Comments

You couldn’t find two U.S. senators much farther apart on the ideological spectrum than Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) — but they have teamed up on bipartisan legislation to make retirement saving easier. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/9/2016 • 0 Comments

As expected (and promised), President Obama has vetoed Congress’ resolution that would have nullified the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

Republicans in Congress continued their campaign to kill the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule — and managed to pull three Senate Democrats over to their side. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2016 • 0 Comments

The tax incentives currently extended to workplace retirement plans are a potential casualty of a tax reform proposal that was the subject of a Senate Finance Committee hearing that included testimony from American Retirement Association Director of Retirement Policy Judy Miller. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, is leading a call for President Obama to issue an executive order to require government contractors to auto-enroll employees in retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution April 28 disapproving of the Labor Department’s final fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Legislation before the U.S. House would exclude Pension and Benefit Guaranty Corporation receipts and disbursements from the federal budget. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Congressional Budget Office has issued a report saying that two House bills that would require congressional approval of the DOL fiduciary rule and would provide alternative fiduciary protection for consumers would have a negligible effect on federal revenues.

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

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