Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By ASPPA Net Staff4/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Third-party administrators (TPAs) got some good news, and some much-need clarity, in the final fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/12/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor issued the final fiduciary rule on April 6; ASPPA will hold a webcast on April 14 to help plan administrators understand what it means and how they will be affected. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/12/2016 • 0 Comments

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade — and recent assessments suggest that the maxim may even apply for those who anticipate that the fiduciary rule the DOL released may create challenges.
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By Nevin Adams4/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A provision in the Department of Labor’s 2015 proposed fiduciary rule that would have had a significant impact on participant education has been modified in the final rule issued April 6. The revised provision aligns with recommendations made by the American Retirement Association. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/6/2016 • 0 Comments

After a five-month comment period, public hearings, more than 3,000 comment letters, 300,000 petitions, and more than 100 meetings, nearly a year to the day that the Department of Labor unveiled its “Conflicts of Interest” proposal, we have a final fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/6/2016 • 0 Comments

In a big win for the advocacy efforts of the American Retirement Association, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final fiduciary regulation provides a streamlined exemption for “level-to-level” advisor compensation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/4/2016 • 0 Comments

As the industry anticipates publication of the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation this week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finished its review, according to a posting on the OMB’s website. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The drafting, redrafting, comment, revision, lather rinse repeat of the DOL fiduciary rule has been a protracted process. As we appear to be on the brink of its introduction, it’s interesting to consider how much time it may take to comply. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/1/2016 • 0 Comments

For weeks, rumors have swirled as to when the Labor Department would unveil its new fiduciary regulation — but that long wait could be coming to an end. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/1/2016 • 0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is turning up the heat on financial services firms that have opposed the Department of Labor’s (DOL) pending fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/28/2016 • 0 Comments

No fooling — some retirees and IRA holders must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) by April 1. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

Living longer is only part of the new old age — and understanding demographics and market opportunity will help fiduciaries better meet retirees' needs, notes Joe Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

A growing number of retirement plan participants — and retirement plan assets — are being invested in the default option selected for the plan. Whatever the origins of your plan’s default option, here are four things you should know: READ MORE

3/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on March 23 issued a final rule amending its regulation on Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/24/2016 • 0 Comments

One Annual Actuarial Certification is enough, thank you, the IRS reminds multiemployer plan actuaries. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon3/17/2016 • 0 Comments

At the March 16 meeting of the ERISA Advisory Council, Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis Borzi provided an update on the DOL’s proposed fiduciary rule, state-run plans initiatives, Form 5500 updates and more. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/15/2016 • 0 Comments

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, in its latest quarterly report about U.S. financial accounts, provides information on how defined benefit funds fared from a variety of perspectives during the fourth quarter of 2015. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/11/2016 • 0 Comments

It may be grasping at straws, but two U.S. Senators have drawn an unfavorable connection between a planned research initiative by the Department of Labor and the agency’s appreciation for the impact of its pending fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2016 • 0 Comments

A lawsuit brought against the IRS over its handling of a company’s application to fix errors under the agency’s Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) is advancing. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Even as the publication of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule nears, the GOP is gearing up to undermine the funding for its implementation. READ MORE

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