Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

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 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 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 Ted Godbout8/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Witnesses at a U.S. Senate hearing addressed industry efforts to improve financial literacy and offered a number of policy solutions to alleviate financial stress and improve retirement security. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Illinois’ mandatory auto-enrollment state-IRA program for private sector employers, Illinois Secure Choice, “may” have just become voluntary. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Information letters, regulations, legislation aplenty — in ASPPA’s third quarter Washington Update, American Retirement Association Director of Technical Education Robert Kaplan provided his take and insights. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/8/2018 • 0 Comments

Trump administration officials reportedly are focusing on a former SEC enforcement attorney to replace Democratic Commissioner Kara Stein, who must step down by the end of the year. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom suggests that chances are slim that retirement policy legislation will be enacted in the remaining days of the legislative calendar going into the mid-term elections, but this year might be different. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Multiple employer plans (MEPs) continue to generate plenty of discussion. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/3/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has weighed in on the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest proposal. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/1/2018 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act, a measure that would create an automatic enrollment payroll deduction IRA in the Garden State, is before the state Assembly and the state Senate.

By Ted Godbout8/1/2018 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would expand the ability of certain retirement plan sponsors to correct inadvertent compliance errors under the IRS’ Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/31/2018 • 0 Comments

New legislation would give any worker not currently covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan access to a new type of retirement savings account. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Key lawmakers and staffers from the House and Senate discussed legislation relevant to retirement plans and offered insights on congressional activity on July 24. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce on July 24 argued that the proposed Regulation Best Interest would set clear standards, even though the word “fiduciary” is not directly incorporated in the proposal. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/25/2018 • 0 Comments

Building on the tax cuts enacted last year as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, released a "Tax Reform 2.0" framework July 24 that he plans to push this fall. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/20/2018 • 0 Comments

It’s said that the devil is in the details – and indeed, bipartisan legislation that claims to lower barriers for small plan adoption might do so at the expense of participants. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Two Republican and two Democratic senators have introduced a package of bills that would make “needed reforms” to improve retirement and economic security for individuals and families. READ MORE

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

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