Technical Resources

Technical Resources covers the nuts and bolts of the retirement plan market, focusing on IRS and DOL regulations, ERISA litigation, fiduciary governance and more.

 

 


Technical Resources

Technical Resources

By Nevin Adams 8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

A new academic study offers some insights on taxpayer preferences for pre-tax versus Roth savings — at least in certain conditions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post on the fiduciary rule, noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish discusses what the DOL FAQs do not address. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent studies stress the interest of younger generations in retirement saving and sustainable investing. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial stress and everyday money matters are hindering Americans’ retirement savings efforts and affecting the job performance of many employees, a new nationwide survey reveals. READ MORE

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.

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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 ASPPA Net Staff8/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 15 announced that it seeks ideas on a video presentation it is preparing on the pre-approved plans opinion letter program. 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 John Iekel8/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry argues that employers and plan administrators can face complex situations concerning distributions. 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 Staff8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

State-run plans slowly are gaining traction, but in a recent survey, 30% of employers say they are very likely to drop their DC plan and turn to a state plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The notion that people need to save more for retirement is not new. Recent research suggests that in sentiment many employers agree, but may not put that in practice as fully as they could. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department has submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the transition period and full BIC applicability date of the fiduciary regulation. 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 ASPPA Net Staff8/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Digital capability is central to increasing the size of retirement assets, a recent article argues, at least in part due to the increasing presence of Millennials in the workforce. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Americans reportedly are enjoying their highest levels of personal satisfaction since the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ “Personal Financial Satisfaction Index." 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

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