Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU) has updated the information concerning its project on non-governmental 457(b) plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/18/2015 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department hearings may be over, but a House committee plans to hold a hearing of its own on the fiduciary rule reproposal and its impact on younger savers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU) has updated the information concerning its project on terminated plans with outstanding participant loans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on Sept. 16 issued an updated list of reminders intended to help plans keep their premium filings timely and accurate. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/17/2015 • 0 Comments

In a public comment letter, ASPPA has asked the IRS to permit filers to complete the 2015 Form 5500-SUP (and/or the equivalent items appearing on the 2015 Form 5500 series, including the paid preparer disclosure) on a voluntary basis. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/15/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS issued procedures Sept. 14 for a waiver from the requirement that Forms 8955 and 5500-EZ be filed electronically. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has issued a final rule that amends its regulation on reportable events and other notification requirements. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has published a “Q&A on Small Savers,” a new initiative in the communication “war” about its conflict of interest proposal. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

We’re months away from December, but it felt like a fiduciary rule Festivus on Capitol Hill Sept. 10 as members of Congress aired their grievances about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed extension authority to regulate assets contained in retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Recently the Internal Revenue Service’s Employee Plans Compliance unit announced plans to collaborate with the Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Accountant to contact Form 5500 non-filers identified using payroll and plan data in their records. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL announced Sept. 8 that the public comment period will close on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, and that no hand-delivered comments will be accepted after 6:00 p.m. ET on that date. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/8/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Sept. 8 issued final regulations on the determination of minimum required pension contributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration granted a prohibited transaction exemption for certain entities with specified relationships to Deutsche Bank AG. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/4/2015 • 0 Comments

Congress returns from its summer break next week, and House Republicans are wasting no time reengaging in oversight of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule re-proposal. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) is moving ahead with its effort to make it easier for states to offer retirement initiatives without running afoul of federal law, sending a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review Sept. 1. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has tentatively rejected requests by three global banks to continue managing U.S. pension funds. READ MORE

By Lynn Young8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

In a recent meeting, the ACOPA leadership and the PBGC discussed the changes to the PBGC termination forms and instructions for post-distribution certifications filed on or after March 1, 2015, and the ability to do default rollovers for participants with small account balances when the plan terminates. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 25 released a draft version of the Form 5500-EZ to be used in benefit plan reporting concerning 2015. The draft is for informational purposes only, however; it is not to be used for reporting. READ MORE

By Brian Graff8/26/2015 • 0 Comments

There were four days of hearings on the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule and I kept waiting… and watching… and waiting. But it never came up. And that surprised me. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/25/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) stands ready to assist state governments when they work to establish public retirement plans for private-sector workers, regardless of whether those plans are covered by ERISA, according to EBSA chief Phyllis Borzi. READ MORE

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