Practice Management

Practice Management

Practice Management includes the ways that advisors can profitably and successfully run their businesses from practical topics like business systems, advisor fees and client services to professional development and growth strategies. Also covered are overall industry trends, ethics and compliance, as well the various service providers and vendors that advisors need to partner with in order to build, grow and manage their practices.

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS in Revenue Procedure 2015-34 has provided procedures by which multiemployer defined benefit plans that are in critical and declining status may apply for approval to suspend benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on June 19 issued an interim regulation that makes it possible for multiemployer pension plans to apply for PBGC help in funding a portion of their benefit liabilities in order to remain solvent. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/18/2015 • 0 Comments

A House bill would stop the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal by cutting off funding to implement the measure. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/16/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor will hold hearings on the fiduciary proposal Aug. 10-12, and will accept comments on the proposed rule and exceptions through July 21. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/16/2015 • 0 Comments

A new report by the Congressional Budget Office confirms that in the years to come the U.S Treasury will receive “significant” tax revenues from retirement plan withdrawals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/11/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee has filed comments with the Office of Management and Budget to express concern about the IRS estimates of the cost burdens associated with new questions on the 2015 Form 5500 series, including the new Form 5500-SUP. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/11/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor intends to finalize its re-proposed rule defining a fiduciary in May of next year, Groom Law Group Chairman Steve Saxon said on June 8.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/10/2015 • 0 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service has provided a new, permanent program for late filing Form 5500-EZ. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives June 4 would allow pension plan participants to be automatically opted in to electronic delivery of documents. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2015 • 0 Comments

On June 3, SunGard filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, 10 years after seven companies bought the financial software provider.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

Despite growing concerns about leakage from retirement plans, a new survey suggests that Americans aren’t very familiar with various distribution options. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation paid $5.4 billion in benefits to 842,000 retirees nationwide in 2014, it has reported; it also has broken down that data by state. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

A majority of households age 55 and older do not have retirement savings, according to a recently released study by the Government Accountability Office.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued a reminder about the importance of taking steps to protect tax records from hurricane damage — and the same principle applies regarding protecting records relevant to plans and participants. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The cost of investment management is the top expense for defined benefit plan sponsors, a recent study found. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The recent Department of Labor (DOL) study finding deficiencies in audits of employee benefit plans does not translate to a statement about how viable those plans are, says the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in a May 28 statement.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/28/2015 • 0 Comments

A study the Department of Labor did of its audits of employee benefits plans shows that the department needs to improve the quality of those audits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/22/2015 • 0 Comments

Employers, plan administrators, third party administrators and others associated with multiemployer plans have received reassurance regarding the scope of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s proposed rule on mandatory e-filing for certain multiemployer notices. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA Executive Director and CEO Brian Graff opened ASPPA’s first-ever virtual conference with a discussion of “the elephant in the room” — the Department of Labor’s reproposal concerning the definition of who is a fiduciary.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s first-ever virtual conference provided more than critical information on important issues — it also afforded an opportunity to gain the expert speakers’ insights on particular situations and matters. READ MORE

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