Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

By John Iekel10/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax reform, that is, and its potential to vex the retirement community and those it serves. With those words, American Retirement Association CEO and ASPPA Executive Director Brian Graff reminded attendees at ASPPA's 2017 Annual Conference at National Harbor, MD, that the matter is pressing. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/22/2017 • 0 Comments

In recent days, there have been a number of reports about the potential for tax reform proposals to incorporate "Rothification" of 401(k)s -- a loss of, or reduction in, the amount of employee contributions allowed on a pre-tax basis -- perhaps capped at $2,400. How many savers would that impact? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/22/2017 • 0 Comments

In light of recent press reports regarding proposals involving tax reform and retirement savings incentives, the American Retirement Association has issued a set of retirement policy principles for tax reform. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Oct. 19 announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

There have to be changes in the law, and “it needs to be done quickly,” argued former North Dakota Senator and Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad at an Oct. 11 Bipartisan Policy Center event. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional action has included deliberations and discussions concerning a variety of measures and steps relevant to retirement plans and benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump has officially announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/11/2017 • 0 Comments

If you’ve never been part of ASPPA’s “March on the Hill” — or if you’ve done it a dozen times — there’s never been a time when your participation is more needed or more valued. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/5/2017 • 0 Comments

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated on Oct. 4 in testimony before the House Financial Services Committee that he is “focused on the standards of conduct” for investment professionals. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/4/2017 • 0 Comments

Policy makers are asking for our ideas on solving coverage and benefit security challenges; we’d like your input through our unique voter tool. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2017 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives on Oct. 3 announced that they are introducing legislation to protect the pensions of retired miners. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/2/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax reform could have an impact on retirement plans. But you can make your voice heard! READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/29/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement industry leaders appearing at a recent Capitol Hill event generally agreed that building on the existing system would dramatically improve the retirement readiness of Americans throughout the country. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2017 • 0 Comments

Congress on Sept. 28 approved legislation to expand access by victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to their 401(k) and similar plans without incurring IRS penalties and taxes, clearing the measure for President Trump’s expected signature. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Rothification may not be on the table — yet — but the GOP’s tax reform outline includes a potentially nasty surprise for small business retirement plans. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced legislation on Sept. 27 that would repeal the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule and create a new standard of conduct for brokers and dealers. READ MORE

By Craig Hoffman9/27/2017 • 0 Comments

An outline of the Republican tax reform plan was released today — a plan that includes a proposal to cap the tax rate on small business “pass-through” income at 25%. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/26/2017 • 0 Comments

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton told the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs he hopes the SEC can “properly tailor” an approach that will best address issues related to the DOL fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/25/2017 • 0 Comments

Congress has released draft legislation consistent with recent American Retirement Association recommendations to expand access by victims of recent hurricanes to their 401(k) and similar plans without penalties and taxes. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association is urging Congress to approve legislation providing victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria access to their 401(k) and similar plan savings without incurring IRS penalties and taxes. READ MORE

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