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 Staff12/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Recent tax reform discussions have focused on tax cuts that largely would benefit higher income workers, possibly at the expense of current 401(k) tax preferences. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/19/2016 • 0 Comments

In the first of a two-part series in which experts share their expectations for the coming year regarding retirement plans, they discuss the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/16/2016 • 0 Comments

In the Nov. 15 ASPPA webcast, “What the Election Means to the Retirement Industry,” Brian Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association and Executive Director of ASPPA, offered his insights on what the industry can expect in the wake of the Nov. 8 elections. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Published reports indicate that the U.S. Senate is looking to pass a comprehensive tax overhaul next year using the budget reconciliation process. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 12/2/2016 • 0 Comments

As expected, President-Elect Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary has thrown down the gauntlet on tax reform — and that’s not likely to be good news for retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/1/2016 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would amend the nondiscrimination rules applicable to retirement plans to protect older and long-serving participants whose employers have closed or frozen their pension plans is now before Congress.


By John Iekel11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, which would amend the Internal Revenue Code to encourage retirement savings, was placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Nov. 16. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump’s stunning victory, the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee was talking tax reform — and that could be ominous for retirement savings. READ MORE

By Brian Graff10/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 general election is upon us, a knock-down, drag-out fight between two intensely polarizing figures — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump — vying for votes among an increasingly polarized electorate. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/24/2016 • 0 Comments

What’s the retirement plan industry’s biggest concern in the coming election? ASPPA Executive Director Brian Graff addressed the issue in the opening session of ASPPA’s 2016 Annual Conference at National Harbor, Md. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/30/2016 • 0 Comments

Another state-run retirement program for the private sector is now on the books. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon9/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Two bills that would facilitate reform of New Jersey’s public pension plans are now before the state Senate. READ MORE

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

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