Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

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

By ASPPA Net Staff1/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The SEC on Jan. 17 announced that 10 firms have agreed to pay penalties to settle charges that they violated the pay-to-play rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/12/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement investments and advice are among the examination priorities of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) for 2017, the SEC said on Jan. 12. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/12/2017 • 0 Comments

Donald Trump's presidential election victory and the success of Republicans in holding the House and Senate put the immediate future of the DOL’s fiduciary rule in some doubt; a recent analysis explores its prospects. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/11/2017 • 0 Comments

New legislation would push back — way back — implementation of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/10/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Republicans have broken into tax reform working groups — and retirement is on the “menu.” READ MORE

By John Iekel1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In the second of a two-part series, several experts tell us that MEPs, state plans and financial education are areas in 2017 in which the exuberance of the start of a new year will be especially pronounced.

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By ASPPA Net Staff12/28/2016 • 0 Comments

A new law now allows small employers to provide a stand-alone employer-paid health reimbursement account (HRA) plan to employees without incurring a tax penalty. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Recent tax reform discussions have focused on tax cuts that largely would benefit higher income workers, possibly at the expense of current 401(k) tax preferences. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/19/2016 • 0 Comments

In the first of a two-part series in which experts share their expectations for the coming year regarding retirement plans, they discuss the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/16/2016 • 0 Comments

In the Nov. 15 ASPPA webcast, “What the Election Means to the Retirement Industry,” Brian Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association and Executive Director of ASPPA, offered his insights on what the industry can expect in the wake of the Nov. 8 elections. READ MORE

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