By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The funded status of U.S. corporate pension plans improved in July according to assessments by three financial services firms. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent studies discuss use of pension risk transfers to relieve the pressures associated with offering DB plans and highlight group annuities as a safety valve. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's Aug. 9 proposal that the transition period and full Best Interest Contract applicability date of the fiduciary rule be delayed 18 months was good news to some, but such a reaction is not universal. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Compliance with the DOL's fiduciary rule has reduced access to brokerage advice services and choice, cost billions, and disrupted retirement savers, says a new study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Is it a fiduciary act to recommend contributions, or a higher rate of contributions? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/8/2017 • 0 Comments

The 6th Circuit has said participants in a university’s plan do not have to exhaust administrative remedies before pursuing ERISA claims. A recent blog entry discusses what this means for plan fiduciaries. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation got another day in court last week — and, for a change, this time the regulation’s challengers appeared to draw blood. READ MORE

By Craig Hoffman8/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has issued new FAQs on the fiduciary regulation that embrace the recommendations made by the ARA/NAPA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) in a recent comment letter. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In new projections, the PBGC says the deficit of its single-employer program likely will end soon; however, the results for the multiemployer program are likely to be different. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/28/2017 • 0 Comments

What comes to mind when you think of Socrates? Probably not defined benefit plans. And yet, a recent blog entry posits that there is indeed a connection. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/28/2017 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department has filed for a stay of proceedings in litigation challenging the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon, John Iekel7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Nevada’s new law that imposes a fiduciary duty on broker-dealers, sales representatives and investment advisers is now in effect; it also authorizes rules on fiduciary duty. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/25/2017 • 0 Comments

A group of lawmakers has responded to the DOL's request for information on the fiduciary regulation delay — by expressing concern that the RFI would be a pretext for revising the final rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Fiduciary duties and functions have been discussed… just a little… over the last few years. But a recent blog entry suggests that cybersecurity should be added to them. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation July 19 that would repeal the DOL fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The surging stock market may have muted participants' suits regarding employer stock holdings — but a new one claims to be “about the defendants’ abject failure, as plan fiduciaries, to protect the interests of the participants.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

In a July 18 letter responding to the DOL's request for information on its fiduciary rule, the American Retirement Association has requested an extension of the applicability date — and a streamlined levelized fee exemption. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

House Education and the Workforce Committee on July 19 will markup the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act, a bill that would repeal the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Fred Reish looks at two issues concerning the Best Interest Contract Exemption in the DOL's recent request for information about the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Witnesses at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing largely supported a bill to repeal the current DOL fiduciary rule and direct the SEC to take the lead in regulating the standards of care for investment advice. READ MORE

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