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

By John Iekel 2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Growing U.S. bond yields and changes to corporate taxes could pay dividends for private-sector DB plans, some analysts argue. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Hi there. I just woke up to the news of another school shooting, and I’m thinking about the parents dealing with the incomprehensible grief of losing a child who they just sent off to school. READ MORE

By James E. Holland2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon. The first State of the Union address from President Trump was to take place that evening. No one expected any interesting government releases before the speech. READ MORE

By Matt Rustige2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

For the longest time, it seemed an unwritten rule that the safe and wise path of a defined benefit plan termination should include an IRS Determination Letter request. However, this approach seems to have come under much more scrutiny in recent years by sponsors and advisors of plans both large and small. READ MORE

By Bill Karbon2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

I wanted to take this opportunity to catch everyone up on the activities of the ACOPA Leadership Council. The following summarizes the most important issues being addressed by leadership. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Please note: On Saturday morning we will be performing some minor system upgrades. While we don’t anticipate any disruption in service, you might experience slower response times during this period. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Securities Division has filed charges against a firm for knowingly violating its internal policies regarding implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule — and taken a shot at the Department of Labor. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Encouraged by the new tax reform law, more well-known employers have announced plans to boost retirement plan contributions for their workers. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Savers across all generations expect to increase their 401(k) contributions in the coming months, according to the results of a new survey that examines 401(k) savers’ attitudes and behaviors. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/15/2018 • 0 Comments

In observance of Presidents Day on Feb. 19, the ASPPA offices will be closed and ASPPA Connect will not be published on Feb. 19; it will reappear on Feb. 21. Here are some interesting facts about people who were one heartbeat away from the Oval Office. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has proposed that some of its records systems be modified, some rescinded and new ones introduced. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/14/2018 • 0 Comments

A bill that would revamp the multiemployer pension system is now before the U.S. House. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Treasury is reviewing responses to its RFI from private-sector firms to provide investment products for New Jersey’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/13/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Treasury have proposed a plan to streamline tax regulations, including some that are related to and affect retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Feb. 13 cited the cut in corporate tax rates under the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as a way to boost retirement plans and retirement savings. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams2/13/2018 • 0 Comments

While the most common default deferral remains 3% of pay, more than half of those with automatic enrollment now have a default deferral rate higher than 3%, says the PSCA’s 60th Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/12/2018 • 0 Comments

In its FY 2019 budget request, the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking a slight increase in funding for inspections and examinations. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Many plan documents are requirements. So too, are fiduciary duties. Do the two intersect? READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Debt is accumulating, and that load may not melt away quickly — it may linger, extending its chill seasons ahead to retirement. A recent blog post looks at its longer-term effects. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/9/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Treasury Department have issued an update to their joint 2017-18 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

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