Here you’ll find all news stories and all posts on ASPPA Net, with the newest items at the top.

By John Iekel10/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS and the PBGC are providing relief from certain deadlines and requirements relevant to retirement plans for certain victims of the wildfires in California. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Oh man, I should have gone to dental school! READ MORE

By James E. Holland10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

In the pension world, the word “disaster” is often applied to new laws, regulations or proposed tax or benefit reforms. We also refer to the usual weather-related events of hurricanes, floods and tornados as disasters. READ MORE

By Andrew Zimny10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

It is quite common for defined benefit plans to define optional benefit forms based upon the actuarial equivalence (AE) definition in the plan document. A recent situation led me to ask a series of questions that deal with three issues of AE, optional benefit calculations and relative value. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

I recently caught up with Judy Miller, ACOPA’s former Executive Director. Here are Judy’s reflections on her plans for retirement, ACOPA, the state of the industry and more. READ MORE

By David Weaver10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

On Oct. 3, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2017-60, which summarizes rules provided in regulations released Oct. 5, 2017 in regard to 2018 mortality and mortality improvement tables. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

A substantial number of retirees are spending more than they expected to on living expenses — and their confidence in being able to meet their lifestyle goals in retirement are taking a hit, says a recent study. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

There have to be changes in the law, and “it needs to be done quickly,” argued former North Dakota Senator and Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad at an Oct. 11 Bipartisan Policy Center event. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent paper discusses what happens when each party in a married couple claims Social Security benefits at a different age. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s an old saying that when you assume… well, here are six assumptions that can create real headaches for retirement plan fiduciaries. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A series of structural and administrative changes to the Saver’s Credit would make the program less complex and more likely to achieve its intended goal of encouraging low- and moderate-income workers to save for retirement, according to a new report. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional action has included deliberations and discussions concerning a variety of measures and steps relevant to retirement plans and benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Oct. 13 announced that the monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 2% in 2018. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump has officially announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The sixth riddle in the opportunity to win a complimentary registration to one of our conferences is here! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2017 • 0 Comments

The ERISA Industry Committee filed a lawsuit Oct. 12 against the Oregon Retirement Savings Board, saying that a provision of the state’s OregonSaves retirement program for private-sector employees obstructs ERISA. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2017 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension plans’ funded status improved in September, according to two recent studies. One of them, in fact, reports that they showed their strongest monthly gains of the year last month.  READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/11/2017 • 0 Comments

If you’ve never been part of ASPPA’s “March on the Hill” — or if you’ve done it a dozen times — there’s never been a time when your participation is more needed or more valued. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/11/2017 • 0 Comments

One of the fiduciary regulation’s most ardent supporters has expressed both concerns — and skepticism — that brokerage firms are shifting investors into account structures that result in higher costs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/11/2017 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of ASPPA’s Plan Consultant  magazine has been posted on ASPPA Net, featuring a cover story offering tips on how recordkeepers can take advantage of the growing presence of health savings accounts (HSAs) in the marketplace. READ MORE

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