Business Systems

Business Systems

Business Systems

By ASPPA Net Staff9/18/2015 • 0 Comments

In “Questions of Qualification,” her regular Ethics column in the Summer 2015 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, Lauren Bloom discusses pension professionals’ qualifications and how they can expand them in order to enhance the service they offer and provide. READ MORE

By Peter Preovolos9/18/2015 • 0 Comments

In the second of a three-part series on being a 3(16) plan administrator, Peter Preovolos examines whether becoming one is worth it. 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

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Peter Preovolos9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

What exactly is entailed in being a 3(16) plan administrator, and how would it benefit third party administrator firms? In the first of a three-part series on the subject, Peter Preovolos offers his perspective on the ways to define what a plan fiduciary is.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

In “QLACs, Practically Speaking,” the cover story of the Summer 2015 issue of Plan Consultant, Paul Kociuruba and John Ashford of Goldleaf Partners provide a discussion of the rules and operation of QLACs, and offer an assessment of their viability in the market. 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 ASPPA Net Staff9/3/2015 • 0 Comments

An at least tacit understanding of the importance of saving for retirement may be a common language of the current workforce, but the three generations that compose the bulk of it — Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials — each speak their own dialect. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/1/2015 • 0 Comments

A court challenge to a corporate pension de-risking move has been rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/28/2015 • 0 Comments

Group pension buy-outs have never been higher in the second quarter than they were this year, reports the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, TPAs are content with their retirement service providers, although their satisfaction/dissatisfaction metrics continue to converge, according to new research from Chatham Partners. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Treasurers from states in every region of the United States, as well as two of its largest cities, sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White arguing that general partners should be required to do a better job of disclosing private equity fees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Fixed-income allocations by corporate pension plans are growing, a shift that is coming at the expense of equity allocations, say recent reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment appears to be catching on, a new study by Deloitte finds. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/31/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on July 31 issued Notice 2015-53, which provides the mortality tables for minimum funding and present value requirements for use in 2016.
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By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness can affect more than just employees’ accounts and retirement readiness; it also can affect employees’ physical wellness and even an employer’s bottom line, recent studies say. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/22/2015 • 0 Comments

July 21 provided a poignant example of the back-and-forth over the proposed fiduciary rule, as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified on Capitol Hill about it, while across town SEC member Daniel Gallagher sent the DOL a public comment letter criticizing it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL rule that went into effect June 17 containing fiduciary requirements for disclosure in participant-directed individual account plans has built in two additional months in which to provide the information. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2015 • 0 Comments

The Senate Appropriations Committee on June 25 in a 16-14 vote approved the fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill, which denies funding that would enable the Department of Labor to implement the fiduciary rule. READ MORE

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