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By ASPPA Net Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial reporting standards the Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) set in place in Statement 74 last year are effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2016 for a variety of retirement plans that provide postemployment benefits other than pension benefits (OPEB). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Look for a bill to be introduced in Congress next month that some have called “auto-IRA on steroids.” READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Wellness is a hot topic, and that means not only physical, but also financial, health. Financial wellness is relevant to, and an aspect of, retirement readiness. A June 21 panel at the 2016 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC included a discussion of financial wellness and what it means.
Clients are key to how it is defined, panelists indicated. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Panel discussions at the June 20-21 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC offered insights into the effects the DOL fiduciary rule is already having and how the retirement industry can prepare in the less than 10 months remaining before its effective date. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/24/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent forum examined the current status of the Oregon Retirement Security Program and the issues surrounding the creation and implementation of other state sponsored retirement plans for the private workforce. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/24/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week another of the so-called excessive fee lawsuits was settled — not adjudicated, mind you. Here are some factors that the targets of these lawsuits seem to have in common. READ MORE