Technical Resources

Technical Resources covers the nuts and bolts of the retirement plan market, focusing on IRS and DOL regulations, ERISA litigation, fiduciary governance and more.

 

 


Technical Resources

Technical Resources

By ASPPA Net Staff3/20/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 19 announced that it has extended temporary relief from nondiscrimination rules for certain closed defined benefit plans under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a)(4) for another year. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/20/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 19 in IR-2015-55 issued a reminder that April 1 is the deadline for RMDs from traditional IRAs and 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans to taxpayers who reached age 70½ in 2014. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez used his first appearances before the 114th Congress to deliver a full-throated defense of the DOL’s controversial effort to expand the fiduciary standard of care to financial service providers under the jurisdiction of the department.

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By ASPPA GAC3/19/2015 • 0 Comments

On March 19, the Government Affairs Committee of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries filed a comment letter with the IRS regarding suggested changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon, John Iekel3/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White confirmed March 17 that the commission will “implement a uniform fiduciary duty for broker-dealers and investment advisors where the standard is to act in the best interest of the investor.”
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By Nevin Adams3/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Your plan sponsor clients just got a little more breathing room on annual 401(k) plan investment notices, courtesy of the DOL.
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By John Iekel3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The Treasury Department and IRS have invited recommendations on what the priority guidance plan for 2015-2016 should contain.
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By Mike Bushnell3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Baby Boomers who have yet to cut the financial cord with their adult children are increasingly finding that tether to be more like an anchor keeping them from reaching retirement, says a recent study.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 16 in IR-2015-50 issued a reminder that there still is time to contribute to an IRA for 2014 and, in many cases, qualify for a tax credit or deduction.

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By Alisa Wolking3/16/2015 • 0 Comments

As the White House promotes the Department of Labor’s reproposal of the fiduciary rule, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took the opportunity March 12 to criticize “brokers on Wall Street” and reinforce the administration’s messaging on the controversial proposed regulation.

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By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Americans strongly believe in and support saving for retirement, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re saving as much as they are projected to need in order to be financially ready for retirement, two recent studies indicate.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Eight Republican senators have expressed their concerns about the potential negative consequences for American workers if the Labor Department’s fiduciary reproposal hasn’t changed significantly from the 2010 version.
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By John Iekel3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS announced on March 11 that for the first time in two years it has updated the information package containing sample plan provisions concerning pre-approved 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

In coming years, more than half of workers and retirees in terminated multiemployer plans will face a reduction in benefits under current Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation guarantees if their plans run out of money, according to a new study.
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By John Iekel3/10/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation announced on March 9 that the Office of Management and Budget has approved the 2015 PBGC premium filing instructions READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated materials it provides to assist employers, plan administrators and TPAs in remaining in compliance with federal law and regulation concerning simplified employee pension plans.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirees will need an average of $2.5 million to maintain the same quality of life in retirement, according to a recent Legg Mason survey.
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By John Iekel3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Identical bills before both chambers of the Iowa legislature would end state taxation of pensions and other forms of retirement income — but only through 2020.

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By ASPPA Net Staff3/6/2015 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department has repeatedly claimed to be consulting with the Securities and Exchange Commission on its fiduciary reproposal — but a couple of key House Republicans would like to see some proof.
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By John Iekel3/5/2015 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission has issued its findings and proposals for how the Garden State can address its seemingly intractable state pension funding problems. READ MORE

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