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Government Affairs

Government Affairs

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

By ASPPA Net Staff1/31/2017 • 0 Comments

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

By Brian Graff1/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The New York City Nest Egg Plan is an attempt to close the retirement plan coverage gap for city residents, but instead of focusing on the coverage issue the New York City Comptroller wants the city to get involved in the 401(k) business. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/26/2017 • 0 Comments

Sure, you’ve spent a year getting ready for the fiduciary rule — but are you ready for the topic du jour in the nation’s capital, tax reform? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/26/2017 • 0 Comments

A not-so-complex financial calculus underpins a delicate balance for small business owners considering offering a retirement plan — and Congress could be getting ready to screw that up. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/25/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says that Congress is “seeking ideas” on how to increase saving, including retirement saving. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/24/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent changes to the proposed rules for the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan were fueled by comments the state Treasury received that sought more information on what employers’ responsibilities will be under the plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/24/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent changes to the proposed rules for the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan were fueled by comments the state Treasury received that sought more information on what employers’ responsibilities will be under the plan. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/23/2017 • 0 Comments

On Jan. 20, President Trump signed a regulatory freeze pending review — but did that affect the timing of the fiduciary rule? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/20/2017 • 0 Comments

One of the fiduciary regulation’s strongest proponents has reached out to the financial services sector for some support. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury has updated proposed rules for the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan. READ MORE

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