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 ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has announced that it has reached an agreement that will provide approximately $500 million in funding for Sears’ two pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate is expected to unveil its tax reform package today — could Rothification resurface? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The Senate Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing Nov. 15 on a new potential Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/8/2017 • 0 Comments

A high 401(k) plan participation rate is a great thing. But it’s just the beginning. The next step — deciding how those funds will be invested — is critically important in realizing a plan participant’s ability to achieve the goal of a financially secure retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The long-standing dispute over the fiduciary regulation’s anti-arbitration clause has finally drawn to a close – and something of a “win-win.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/7/2017 • 0 Comments

If past is precedent, then the Labor Department could expect to hear from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on its review of its proposed delay in applicability date for parts of the fiduciary regulation in about three weeks. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The technological revolution that has ushered in today’s electronic age is a thing of wonder. But it has also opened the door to theft and abuse of money and information, including from retirement accounts. A recent article discusses what can be done to address the threat. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Stephen King’s It involves a certain malevolent spirit that rises up every generation, wreaks havoc and feeds on the unsuspecting, before going back into hibernation. Sound familiar? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Fred Reish is worried about your 408(b)(2) disclosures. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

While many are likely aware that the Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE) requires satisfaction of three impartial conduct standards, there is a fourth, less well known requirement. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board has issued a reminder regarding the next registration deadline for OregonSaves and a report on some of the results of the program so far. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has expanded the relief it is providing to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently we’ll have to wait another day to find out what House Republicans have in mind for tax reform. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In a preemptive move against retirement provisions in the forthcoming House Republican tax reform plan, Senate Democratic leaders on Oct. 31 unveiled an alternative proposal that would increase 401(k) contribution limits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the offices of Vantage Benefits Administrators “amid concerns that money may be missing from retirement accounts the company manages,” according to the Dallas Morning News. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/31/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced on Oct. 30 that the guarantee limits for single-employer plans that fail in 2018 will be 0.95% higher than the limits that applied for 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board has issued a request for proposal for investment consulting services. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

IRS Employee Plans examiners have been told to not challenge a qualified plan for failing to satisfy RMD standards under certain circumstances. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

According to new research, the average account balance among consistent 401(k) participants at year-end 2015 was almost double the average account balance among all participants in the database. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The results of a new study make it clear that having access to a 401(k) plan is critical in helping workers get on a path to having a secure retirement. READ MORE

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