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 Staff11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has amended its regulation on allocation of assets in single-employer plans by substituting a new table for determining expected retirement ages for participants in pension plans that are distressed or are being involuntarily terminated and that have valuation dates falling in 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has reported that in federal fiscal year 2015 the agency paid millions of dollars to support multiemployer pension plans and billions to people covered by pension plans that failed, and that its multiemployer program and its single-employer program ran deeper in debt. 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 Andrew Remo11/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Financial Services Roundtable recently hosted an event on Capitol Hill that amounted to a retirement counseling session for Millennials working in Congress. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has established a date for notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for issuance of the Personalized Investment Advice Standard of Conduct. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

The Obama Administration recently unveiled its myRA program, a federal effort to encourage retirement savings and provide an easy, low-impact way for those who do not participate in a retirement plan to set something aside; Chris Carosa discusses arguments pro and con. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

Plan fiduciaries should be careful when they choose, and retain, auditors; Morgan Lewis partner R. Randall Tracht and associate Elizabeth S. Goldberg discuss the DOL effort to provide information about plan audits and advising care in selecting auditors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/25/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study challenges the notion that the tax deferral basis of the current U.S. retirement savings system is “upside down” and finds that the benefits of the U.S. retirement system are progressive. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/23/2015 • 0 Comments

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a comprehensive list of regulatory projects the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is undertaking. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/23/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS will be holding a Dec. 18 hearing on proposed regulations relating to the administration of a multiemployer plan participant vote on an approved suspension of benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/20/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study finds that most workers strongly disagree with the statement, “My employer is responsible for providing for my retirement.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/20/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has criticized an effort by a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to address concerns about its proposed fiduciary rule, with a DOL spokesman calling the initiative “puzzling and disappointing. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White on Nov. 18 faced some tough questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee from both parties concerning her agency’s work on setting a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct. READ MORE

By Robert Richter11/19/2015 • 0 Comments

The benefits and legal communities have lost one of the stalwart champions of the private retirement system — Alvin D. Lurie, who passed away Nov. 17 at age 92. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Another “excessive fee” lawsuit was settled recently — but what’s more interesting than the settlement amount is the speed with which it was reached and how it’s going to be spread among the parties. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Recent studies look at the factors behind the need of the "Sandwich Generation" and the Millennials to save more and explain why it is hard for them to do so. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Underestimating how much one will need to be financially prepared for retirement is rife, and that can have serious consequences, says a study by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, more than two in five Americans say the economy most affects their spending habits, according to a survey Bank of America and Merrill Edge have released, but the effects on saving and spending vary by generation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirement seems close for some, but whether you’ve been saving or not, or not saving enough — here are six things Boomers need to know about saving for retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/16/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor on Nov. 16 unveiled a proposed rule to clarify ERISA's application to state-run IRA programs, creating an unfair advantage for those programs over those offered by the private sector. READ MORE

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