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 Andrew Remo9/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee has cleared two pieces of retirement legislation that are now pending before the full Senate, including one that includes a new brand of multiple employer plan (MEP) for the private sector. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee announced Sept. 19 that it will meet on Sept. 21 to consider two retirement policy bills — but the real story might be what’s not in those proposals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to make it easier for small businesses to set up retirement programs for employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Members from both the House and Senate, and hailing from both major political parties, have unveiled bills they intend to address various aspects of retirement plans’ administration and functions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A series of small and mid-sized employer focus groups finds a general skepticism regarding those state-run initiatives. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo8/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Four years after enactment of the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings and Trust Act (S.B. 1234), the California Assembly passed legislation Aug. 25 approving the program’s implementation beginning Jan. 1, 2017. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo7/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The Democrats have laid out their party platform — and when it comes to retirement issues, they plan to do a lot of fighting. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but the Pension Protection Act of 2006 will be a decade old next month. And it’s probably done more good for the nation’s retirement security than most realize. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/19/2016 • 0 Comments

Legislation before the House and Senate would change the treatment of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums so they are no longer counted as general fund revenue. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Republicans in the House of Representatives recently finalized the last plank of their policy agenda, with the release of their comprehensive tax reform blueprint. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/8/2016 • 0 Comments

A House appropriations bill takes another shot at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, while a litigant’s suit has now jumped to the front of the hearing queue. READ MORE

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

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