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By ASPPA Net Staff9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor on Sept. 22 announced that it has awarded more than $150,000 in research grants to expand portable retirement savings plans for low-wage workers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that more than 80% of plans have recontracted their record keeping fees since 2013 — and that more than half now have a fixed-fee record keeping arrangement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has announced that it will be cutting the penalty for late premium payments in half for plan years that begin in 2016 or later. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee has cleared two pieces of retirement legislation that are now pending before the full Senate, including one that includes a new brand of multiple employer plan (MEP) for the private sector. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has reduced the appeal of health benefits to employees and increased retirement plans’ importance as a tool to recruit and retain employees.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2016 • 0 Comments

There are two more days to apply for the QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program, PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust®) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) remind. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced in Notice 2016-57 that it is extending temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans so the relief is available for plan years beginning before 2018. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee announced Sept. 19 that it will meet on Sept. 21 to consider two retirement policy bills — but the real story might be what’s not in those proposals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on Sept. 15 issued a final rule that amends its regulations on benefits payable in terminated single-employer plans and allocation of assets in single-employer plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to make it easier for small businesses to set up retirement programs for employees. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

What are advisors not (yet) focusing on in the fiduciary regulation that they should be? Four of the nation’s leading ERISA legal experts weigh in. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/15/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that funds spent on pension plans have additional effects beyond providing retirement income for participants and beneficiaries.
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By Nevin Adams 9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Another major employer has been charged in an excessive fee lawsuit that not only contests the fees paid by the plan, but administrative fees paid by the plan to the plan sponsor as well. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

It can be really hard to make a prediction that comes true. Just ask pollsters and meteorologists. And that principle holds true regarding returns on retirement accounts and investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Sept. 8 issued TD 9783, which contains final regulations that modify minimum present value requirements for partial annuity distribution options under defined benefit plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study offers some insight into what pension funds plans are doing this year and planning to do to improve their fund governance. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

An analysis of retirement plan contribution rates found that employees that improve their financial wellness score from four to six could potentially improve their retirement plan balance by more than 27%. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A second, separate proprietary fund suit has been filed against a financial services firm — and a separate law firm is looking for plaintiffs to pursue litigation regarding Morgan Stanley’s 401(k). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Apparently the Texas judge presiding over the challenge to the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation only wants so much help in considering the issues. READ MORE

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