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 John Iekel6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The public sector's response to cybercrime to protect its retirement plans and participants is not uniform, a recent report suggests.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

By the end of the first quarter of 2017, U.S. retirement assets amounted to $26.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Finding more holistic, intertwined financial management solutions to help Millennials tackle their student loan debt and assist them in saving more effectively for retirement was a key takeaway at a June 21 forum sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

In a blog post on the fiduciary regulation, Fred Reish examines the components of a “best interest” process. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s an old regulation that has new meaning under the new fiduciary regulation — and it could catch new fiduciaries, as well as broker-dealers by surprise. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Automatic features can help overcome retirement saving gridlock — but they are not necessarily a panacea and can have consequences of their own. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Golden State has modified the legislation regarding its state-run auto-IRA program for private sector workers in place, readying the measure for Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected signature. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would allow graduate students to put funds from a fellowship or stipend in an IRA is before the Senate. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Oregon Retirement Savings Program on June 22 filed a temporary amendment to its program rules with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. The amendment modifies language related to enrollment. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plans were on the receiving end of strong market performance during the first quarter of this year, rising 4.67%, its highest quarterly return since year-end 2013, according to the latest Callan DC Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on June 20 filed a comment letter on items to be included in the 2017-2018 IRS guidance plan. The letter was in response to IRS Notice 2017-28. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Small plans frequently have big service needs, and a special joint NAPA/CIkR task force has developed a template designed to make it easier to obtain a consistent, apples-to-apples comparison of service features from 401(k) recordkeepers.

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By John Iekel6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Carolinas share a border, a name, and a need to address problems with their state pension plans; however, their problems are as different as north is from south. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Fred Reish says that one of the FAQs the DOL issued concerning the fiduciary rule "raises some significant issues” for broker-dealers and RIAs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently participants aren’t the only ones struggling with behavioral biases, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule — at least significant parts of it — has now been implemented. A recent analysis offers an assessment of where things stand. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans largely held steady in May, with assets and liabilities growing slightly, says a recent report. READ MORE

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