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 Staff7/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Connecticut Gov. Dannell P. Malloy (D) on July 2 signed into law a measure that protects retirement plan benefits from creditors’ claims. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans and 403(b) annuity arrangements with calendar year plans, take note: July 31, the deadline for filing the Form 5500, is right around the corner. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall trends in June and the second quarter of 2015 were favorable for pension plans, according to new reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Efforts to stop or roll back the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule will continue, according to Steve Saxon of Groom Law Group. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Another round of consumer surveys this week found most Americans optimistic, but not necessarily about retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

The Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, which President Obama signed into law on June 29, expands the exemption from the 10% penalty tax on early distributions from a government retirement plan for qualified public safety employees who are at least 50 years old. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau in its quarterly survey of public pensions during the first quarter of 2015 reports that the earnings that public pension plans have realized, and their holdings, have changed little since the fourth quarter of 2014. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration has announced that it has adopted a final rule that will be effective July 15 that revises its government pension offset regulations. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2015 • 0 Comments

The DOL rule that went into effect June 17 containing fiduciary requirements for disclosure in participant-directed individual account plans has built in two additional months in which to provide the information. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2015 • 0 Comments

The Senate Appropriations Committee on June 25 in a 16-14 vote approved the fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill, which denies funding that would enable the Department of Labor to implement the fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2015 • 0 Comments

For the first time in more than a decade, the IRS has published an update for its Audit Technique Guide for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/25/2015 • 0 Comments

Appropriations subcommittees on Capitol Hill — in the House and now in the Senate — have taken a shot at blocking the Labor Department’s fiduciary proposal by denying funding for the measure.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/24/2015 • 0 Comments

The public comments the Department of Labor is receiving on its proposed fiduciary rule already are having an effect, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said at June 23 Brookings Institution forum in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS in Revenue Procedure 2015-34 has provided procedures by which multiemployer defined benefit plans that are in critical and declining status may apply for approval to suspend benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on June 19 issued an interim regulation that makes it possible for multiemployer pension plans to apply for PBGC help in funding a portion of their benefit liabilities in order to remain solvent. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/18/2015 • 0 Comments

A House bill would stop the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal by cutting off funding to implement the measure. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/18/2015 • 0 Comments

The June 17 Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee hearing provided ample illustration that the debate on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal is far from over. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/16/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor will hold hearings on the fiduciary proposal Aug. 10-12, and will accept comments on the proposed rule and exceptions through July 21. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/11/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee has filed comments with the Office of Management and Budget to express concern about the IRS estimates of the cost burdens associated with new questions on the 2015 Form 5500 series, including the new Form 5500-SUP. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/11/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor intends to finalize its re-proposed rule defining a fiduciary in May of next year, Groom Law Group Chairman Steve Saxon said on June 8.
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