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Government Affairs

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

By Nevin Adams 11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

While tax reform is still very much a work in progress, there was a lot of good news for retirement plans and retirement savers yesterday. But there were also a couple of unwelcome surprises, particularly for 403(b) and 457(b) plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The Chairman’s Mark of the Senate tax reform proposal throws a few unexpected curves — bringing back problems for deferred compensation plans, introducing some new problems for 403(b) and 457 plans and capping catch-up contributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate is expected to unveil its tax reform package today — could Rothification resurface? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A major – and as yet largely unreported – change in the tax reform bill unveiled last week could have a dramatic impact on nonqualified deferred compensation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams, Ted Godbout11/3/2017 • 0 Comments

House Republican leaders on Nov. 2 released their much-anticipated tax reform plan that left 401(k)s and IRAs alone, but contained a number of proposals to modify various pension and retirement savings provisions. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo11/3/2017 • 0 Comments

While much of the focus has been on the potential “Rothification” of 401(k) plans, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a number of other retirement plan-related provisions, including changes that impact hardship withdrawals and loans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/2/2017 • 0 Comments

The House GOP tax reform proposal released this morning “makes no changes to the popular retirement savings options that Americans have today – including 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs.” But there are some potential issues. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Stephen King’s It involves a certain malevolent spirit that rises up every generation, wreaks havoc and feeds on the unsuspecting, before going back into hibernation. Sound familiar? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Apparently we’ll have to wait another day to find out what House Republicans have in mind for tax reform. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In a preemptive move against retirement provisions in the forthcoming House Republican tax reform plan, Senate Democratic leaders on Oct. 31 unveiled an alternative proposal that would increase 401(k) contribution limits. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

If last week’s volley between President Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) over the potential Rothification of 401(k)s has you perplexed, rest assured, we should have some initial answers this week. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

It is all too common in human affairs to make choices that have “unforeseeable consequences.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/26/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump may have thought his tweet would have ended the controversy over a proposed partial Rothification of 401(k)s — but that was Monday. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon10/26/2017 • 0 Comments

The Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight has considered a bill that would set up a state-run MEP for private employers in the Bay State. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Tax reform, that is, and its potential to vex the retirement community and those it serves. With those words, American Retirement Association CEO and ASPPA Executive Director Brian Graff reminded attendees at ASPPA's 2017 Annual Conference at National Harbor, MD, that the matter is pressing. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/22/2017 • 0 Comments

In recent days, there have been a number of reports about the potential for tax reform proposals to incorporate "Rothification" of 401(k)s -- a loss of, or reduction in, the amount of employee contributions allowed on a pre-tax basis -- perhaps capped at $2,400. How many savers would that impact? READ MORE

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