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

By ASPPA Net Staff9/19/2018 • 0 Comments

Submit your application for the annual QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA's QKA credential program! Time is running out: The deadline is Friday, Sept. 21! READ MORE

By Kizzy Gaul9/19/2018 • 0 Comments

ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee has reached out to the IRS to determine if reports of incorrect Form 5558 acknowledgments are isolated instances or more widespread, and whether the IRS can correct these errors without further action by the plan sponsor. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/19/2018 • 0 Comments

The rules on rollovers have changed – most recently as a part of tax reform – and the IRS has now updated the safe harbor notices. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has granted a variety of forms of relief for individuals as well as businesses that are victims of Hurricane Florence, and includes requirements related to compensation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor recently announced the creation of a new Office of Compliance Initiatives to promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations, including those involving retirement security. READ MORE

By Alan Stone9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Hello, ACOPA! I will keep this short, as it is our busy season and many of us are feeling the stress. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA webcast “Didn’t See THAT Coming: Seven Industry Trends Will Shape the Future” focused on major factors that will affect the retirement industry for years to come. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A feature article that appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Plan Consultant magazine offers a refresher on split-funded funds and the interaction between retirement plans and life insurance. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released white paper argues that if employers and plan professionals understand human nature, they can better help employees’ saving rates improve — and that includes saving for retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/17/2018 • 0 Comments

A component of President Trump’s retirement security Executive Order is to review the RMD rules to see if they may be forcing Americans to make unnecessary withdrawals, leaving them with insufficient savings later in life. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/14/2018 • 0 Comments

On Sept. 13 the House Ways & Means Committee approved on party-line votes three tax bills as part of the Tax Reform 2.0 push – one of which focuses on retirement savings. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/13/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC is issuing rules to implement its authority to facilitate mergers and transfers between multiemployer pension plans, the agency announced on Sept. 13. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/13/2018 • 0 Comments

As consideration of Tax Reform 2.0 begins in the U.S. House of Representatives, the congressional Joint Tax Committee has released revenue tables with estimates about the impact of the provisions on tax revenues. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

The Nutmeg State’s state-run retirement program for private-sector workers remains on hold as the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority seeks an executive director to run it. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Concerns about student debt and its impact on the finances and retirement savings of workers has spurred interest in student loan repayment programs. READ MORE

By Marty Pippins9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

On Sept. 22-24, 2018, the President, President-elect and Executive Director of ACOPA will attend a meeting of the North American Actuarial Council (NAAC). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

At ASPPA18, discuss topics on relevant and timely hot-button industry issues in six general sessions and 87 workshops, network with your colleagues, connect with exhibitors and earn CE credits for the 2017–2018 CE cycle! READ MORE

By Richard Kutikoff9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

FASB has announced changes to the disclosure requirements for pension and other (OPEB) plans. Several items were removed; several were added. These changes are generally effective for 2021 (2022 for nonpublic entities), although earlier adoption is permitted. READ MORE

By John Iekel 9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The price of recordkeeping services is not uniform; it can vary depending on type of retirement plan. A blog entry discusses why pricing for 401(k)s is different from that for 403(b)s. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Much is happening in Washington that will soon affect retirement plan sponsors and the professionals who advise them. These late-breaking developments will be covered in depth at the Cincinnati Regional Conference scheduled for Nov. 12-13. READ MORE

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