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 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

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.

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