Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement plans — or at least to file Form 5500. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation wasn’t a big focus of the hearing on Alexander Acosta’s nomination as Secretary of Labor — but it did come up. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Government Accounting Standards Board has issued an omnibus statement that addresses a variety of accounting and financial reporting issues. including some related to retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new tax reform proposal has surfaced that would impose a 15% tax on retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Federal regulations designed to help facilitate the formation of state-run retirement plans for private sector workers look more vulnerable now. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule was on track until the November election brought an administration that could delay its application or even withdraw it. But are the rule’s prospects really that dim? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 15 passed two resolutions of disapproval to block DOL regulations regarding state-run retirement plans for private sector workers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, on Feb. 15 withdrew his name from consideration. His action came one day before his rescheduled confirmation hearing was set to take place before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor is slated for a Senate hearing Feb. 16 — and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) questions suggest it’s going to be contentious. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits to employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/13/2017 • 0 Comments

It was widely anticipated that the DOL’s fiduciary rule would be among the fledgling Trump administration’s early action items. And it did not disappoint — or did it? READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury has put forth a proposal in support of its state-run plan for private-sector workers who don’t have a plan at work — that could affect private-sector 401(k) plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has been rescheduled. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Two joint resolutions now before the U.S. House of Representatives express disapproval of the Department of Labor’s rule on state and municipal retirement savings plans for private-sector employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) has introduced legislation that would prevent using PBGC premiums as a safety valve for the federal budget. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury is seeking the views of payroll providers and experts about OregonSaves, READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

If it’s possible, the final version of President Trump’s Executive Memorandum may have left us with more uncertainty than we had before. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, as well as other regulations and laws that affect and govern retirement plans, were part of the discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 3. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/1/2017 • 0 Comments

There is now an “even greater opportunity” for tax reform, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1, but he offered no specifics on what it may portend for retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/31/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report cautions that, while well-intentioned, states considering mandating automatic enrollment payroll deduction IRAs are likely to hurt the workers they think they are helping. READ MORE

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