Legislation


This is where you’ll find our coverage and commentary on legislative proposals pending in Congress, along with regulatory issues that affect actuaries and the retirement industry as a whole.


 

Legislation

Legislation

By Ted Godbout1/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Legislation is before the New Jersey legislature that would require certain disclosures by non-fiduciary investment advisors regarding their fiduciary status with clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Missouri is the latest state whose legislature has before it a measure that would establish a state-run program for employees whose employers do not offer a retirement plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/10/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will join the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Jan. 9. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/10/2018 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation that proponents say will provide funding relief for some multiemployer plans could emerge shortly, according to published reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/9/2018 • 0 Comments

Visa is the latest firm to “credit” tax reform with a boost to its 401(k) plan. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/8/2018 • 0 Comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), one of the longest-serving U.S. senators and current chairman of the Finance Committee, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current Congress. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), on Jan. 2 announced that he will become the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Dec. 21 extending to victims of the California wildfires access to their 401(k)s and similar plans without incurring IRS penalties or immediate tax liability. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Before heading out for the holidays, President Trump on Dec. 22 signed into law (H.R. 1/P.L. 115-97) the most significant overhaul of the federal tax code since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/21/2017 • 0 Comments

After facing a number of trials and tribulations as it made its way through the legislative process, Congress did, in fact, approve landmark tax reform legislation on Dec. 20, clearing the measure for President Trump’s signature. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional Republicans and President Trump are on the verge of enacting broad-based tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout, Nevin Adams 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Congressional negotiators agreed on the final tax reform bill Dec. 15, but they had to make additional changes to pick up support from wavering members. How did retirement plans fare? READ MORE

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

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