Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By Andrew Remo5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

Republicans in Congress continued their campaign to kill the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule — and managed to pull three Senate Democrats over to their side. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study argues that converting public sector defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans may not be without consequences. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/19/2016 • 0 Comments

Pension plan underfunding is widespread and a heavy burden for many public- and private-sector employers. Taking on debt generally has not been one of the means used to address funding shortfalls, but that is what a new paper is advocating. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/17/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fifth Circuit has affirmed a judgement that plan trustees violated their fiduciary duties under ERISA in facilitating the sale of employer stock into a retirement plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on May 13 issued an interim rule amending its regulations to significantly raise the per-day penalties under ERISA for failing to give proper notice. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

In a much-anticipated ruling, the Treasury Department has rejected the Central States pension fund’s controversial petition seeking to cut participant and retiree benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, is leading a call for President Obama to issue an executive order to require government contractors to auto-enroll employees in retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has updated My Plan Administration Account (My PAA), the web-based application that allows electronic submission of premium filings and payments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a recent notice provides guidance on the responsibilities of firms regarding supervision of the sale of pension income stream products by their associated persons. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution April 28 disapproving of the Labor Department’s final fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on April 27 announced that it is proposing amendments to its premium payments regulation; the proposal applies to single-employer and multiemployer plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey of 117 retirement plan service providers by the SPARK Institute found that nearly 80% are still evaluating risks and requirements of the regulations, and 60% indicated that key parts of the regulation are still not clear. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued the conflicted advice regulation in its final form on April 6. It may have been primarily directed at investment advisors, but plan administrators need to understand what it means and how they will be affected as well. A recent ASPPA webcast discussed exactly that. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/22/2016 • 0 Comments

I was recently asked by a reporter if the new fiduciary regulation was “needed.” The question caught me a bit off guard, because having been in “figure out how to deal with this” mode for most of the past year, I had long since moved past “why” and “if” to “when” and “how.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Congressional Budget Office has issued a report saying that two House bills that would require congressional approval of the DOL fiduciary rule and would provide alternative fiduciary protection for consumers would have a negligible effect on federal revenues.
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 21 passed a resolution introduced just two days earlier that is intended to block the fiduciary rule the Department of Labor (DOL) issued in final form on April 6. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Sure you do — and we’ve developed a way for you to ask the Labor Department. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2016 • 0 Comments

A group of Republican senators has introduced a resolution to stop the Department of Labor’s new conflict-of-interest rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation may be final, but a trio of Republican lawmakers have introduced a resolution to block it. READ MORE

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