Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

By ASPPA Net Staff7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan bill that sponsors say will provide greater flexibility and access to small business employees and their employers seeking to utilize SIMPLE plans as a retirement saving option is before the Senate. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

With concerns about healthcare costs looming large for American workers, a key congressional committee just took a major step to boost health savings accounts. READ MORE

By Brian Graff7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Despite all the change and innovation that has taken place concerning retirement plans, one thing hasn’t changed: the percentage of American workers covered by a workplace retirement plan. READ MORE

By ARA Staff7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

Rumors notwithstanding, the House Ways & Means Committee tells the American Retirement Association, the committee has no plans to revisit Rothification as part of the new tax reform discussions. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

There’s no rest for the weary on Capitol Hill, as what was once thought of as “dead” may rise up from the policy ashes. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association is asking Congress to expand the self-correction program within the IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System to enable businesses with retirement plans to more easily correct common mistakes. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

How does the best interest standard of care in the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest compare to the standard of care in the DOL’s Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE)? READ MORE

By John Iekel6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has submitted a comment letter to the IRS concerning the IRS’ 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/10/2018 • 0 Comments

President Trump has nominated Senate Banking Committee aide Elad Roisman to serve as a Republican member of the SEC. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The Oregon State Treasury is delaying the implementation of a new state law that allows members of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System to exercise some choice in how their plan funds are invested. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In a June 4, 2018 comment letter to the IRS, the ARA recommended that the IRS expand its determination letter program to cover specific situations. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Following a House subcommittee hearing, the Chairman and Ranking Member want some answers from the IRS on changes that dramatically increased the cost to small plans of correcting plan mistakes. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The SEC has approved a proposal that it says will improve the method for delivering fund shareholder reports to investors in mutual funds, ETFs and other investment funds. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

Robert Kaplan, the American Retirement Association’s Director of Technical Education, provided a look at recent regulatory and legislative developments in a May 22 ASPPA webcast. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

A measure before the Senate would establish a federal commission to review private retirement benefit programs and report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA's 2018 Annual Conference May 1-2 featured the insights of experts on issues critical to retirement plan sponsors and industry professionals. ASPPA Connect was there; following are the stories that provide a taste of those insights. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions heard testimony May 16 on four retirement-related bills members are confident will be approved before Congress adjourns. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/8/2018 • 0 Comments

One of the most vocal critics of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule is leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission — with a mammoth advice proposal out for public comment. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/29/2018 • 0 Comments

Leading ERISA legal minds believe the SEC’s proposals to establish new standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers still need a lot of work. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/29/2018 • 0 Comments

Sometimes the hype surrounding a new blockbuster is so compelling that it builds up expectations beyond the reality; doubtless that was the sense of many in reading the Best Interest Regulation proposal published by the SEC. READ MORE

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