Government Affairs

By John Iekel 12/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Seattle workers whose employers do not offer a retirement plan will have access to one through the city if a proposal by Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) is enacted. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation that would allow for electronic delivery of pension and retirement plan information was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Dec 11. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent headline suggests that a Roth election could “mitigate” the retirement plan issues identified with a mismatch in tax rates for pass-through entities — but that falls well short of solving the problem created for small business retirements. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/12/2017 • 0 Comments

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has announced that House and Senate conferees will hold an open meeting on Dec. 13 to begin reconciling the chambers’ versions of tax reform. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/7/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump is tweeting about 401(k)s again — this time as proof of an economic surge. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax reform proposals being hurried through Congress could have a dramatic impact on the retirement security of small businesses and millions of small business workers — we need your help to do something about it! READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/5/2017 • 0 Comments

A key House Democrat introduced two bills on Dec. 1 that seek to implement automatic 401(k)s and simplify administration and improve retirement savings opportunities across the spectrum of plans. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/4/2017 • 0 Comments

After a long and sometimes heated debate, the Senate took a major step toward enactment of landmark tax reform legislation, approving its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) at nearly 2:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Late Thursday, the Senate was nearing the end of debate on its tax reform legislation, but it appears the chamber must first address concerns about the federal budget deficit voiced by certain senators. READ MORE

By Doug Fisher11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Senate Republican leaders are floating the idea of increasing the deduction for qualified business income of pass-through businesses from 17.4% to 20%, which could have consequences for retirement plans sponsored by S Corporation shareholders. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/29/2017 • 0 Comments

PBGC Director Thomas Reeder at a Nov. 29 hearing of the House Education and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions discussed the status of the Multiemployer Pension Program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/29/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would boost the cashout limit for retirement plans, which its sponsors say will help make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/28/2017 • 0 Comments

There is “work to do in the retirement areas,” House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Nov. 28. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation that would create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund and a Pension Rehabilitation Administration. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Thanksgiving has been called a “uniquely American” holiday, and though that is perhaps something of an overstatement, it is unquestionably a special holiday, and one on which it seems appropriate to reflect on all for which we should be thankful. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

While much of our focus on the current House and Senate tax bills has been on the retirement-related provisions, there are a number of provisions worth noting that would alter the existing tax treatment of executive compensation and various other compensation and benefit provisions. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

On Capitol Hill on Nov. 16 both the House and Senate took major steps toward completing the much-anticipated tax reform overhaul. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Late last night, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a modified chairman’s mark for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with — mostly — good news for retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) plans to introduce a bill intended to protect pension benefits for retirees in multiemployer DB plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A weekend of lobbying on Capitol Hill has yielded some encouraging news on tax reform – but serious problems remain for retirement plans. READ MORE

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