Multiple Employer Plans

Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) are growing in popularity as well as well as scrutiny from regulators. These articles review and highlight research and resources on MEPs, including how to set them up and run them and what types of companies might benefit the most from these types of arrangements. 




By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA webcast “Didn’t See THAT Coming: Seven Industry Trends Will Shape the Future” focused on major factors that will affect the retirement industry for years to come. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Multiple employer plans (MEPs) continue to generate plenty of discussion. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions heard testimony May 16 on four retirement-related bills members are confident will be approved before Congress adjourns. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/9/2018 • 0 Comments

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the Senate Finance Committee leaders — Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) — have reintroduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Previous regulatory actions by the Department of Labor have made open multiple employer plans a less attractive option for employers, but legislative fixes proposed by Congress could significantly improve the overall appeal of MEPs, a speaker explained at ASPPA’s 2017 Annual Conference. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

A congressional hearing on “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement” ran the gamut from the fiduciary regulation to multiple employer plans to state-run programs. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A TPA can build an engaged workforce in different ways: One is to offer an ESOP, and another is to be part of a multiple employer plan. Here’s a look at two TPAs that chose those paths. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/23/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual report, a compilation that provides data on the agency’s activities, its health and the assistance it has provided. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Are multiple employer plans (MEPs) on the brink of becoming more widespread and a more important part of the retirement plan universe? Perhaps. 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 Andrew Remo6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, House Republicans released the first of six documents detailing their policy agenda, a portion of which included recommendations to “build retirement security through the private retirement system.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made suggestions in a recent paper for ways to bolster the private-sector retirement system. READ MORE

By Judy Miller1/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Jan. 28 on “Helping Americans Prepare for Retirement: Increasing Access, Participation and Coverage in Retirement Savings Plans.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

That “unique representational interest” that the Department of Labor (DOL) feels justifies the sponsorship of an open multiple employer plan (MEP) by a state for its citizens might extend beyond state boundaries, Assistant Secretary of Labor Phyllis Borzi has indicated. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Reports from the Senate Finance Committee’s five bipartisan tax working groups have been published, including policy options and recommendations on savings and investment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

In coming years, more than half of workers and retirees in terminated multiemployer plans will face a reduction in benefits under current Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation guarantees if their plans run out of money, according to a new study.

By ASPPA Net Staff2/20/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is seeking input on the implementation of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act provisions concerning partition of multiemployer plans andrules for mergers of multiemployer plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has placed 150 multi-employer pension funds in critical status, and another 85 on the list of plans it calls endangered.


By Nevin Adams1/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The 114th Congress has gotten off to a quick start with retirement legislation.

By ASPPA Net Staff1/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The ERISA Advisory Council has thrown its support behind the notion of multiple employer plans as a means of encouraging plan formation.