Here you’ll find all news stories and all posts on ASPPA Net, with the newest items at the top.

By Nevin Adams 3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

While it’s hardly a new topic, the subject of missing participants is much in the news today — and arguably a growing concern for plan sponsors, particularly with the expansion of automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that the best ways of motivating participant behaviors differ depending on whether the plan relies on voluntary or automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 16 issued Revenue Procedure 2018-21, which modifies its procedures for issuing opinion and advisory letters for pre-approved master and prototype and volume submitter plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

For the first time, the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) has gotten some traction in the U.S. House of Representatives — and on a bipartisan basis. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department finally came up short in federal court — but trade industry headlines notwithstanding, like Mark Twain, the rumors of the fiduciary rule’s “demise” might be a bit premature. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued a reminder that the retirement plan participants and holds of IRAs and IRA-based plans who attained age 70½ during 2017 must starting receiving RMDs by April 1. READ MORE

By Norman Levinrad3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Hi there! March 14 here and it’s one valuation review after the other — but the end of busy season is now in sight! I hope it goes smoothly for all of you. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 14 announced that it is retroactively cutting the user fee involved in using Form 5310, Application for Determination for Terminating a Plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post argues that it is wise for plan fiduciaries to be aware of the importance of plan documents in meeting their fiduciary duties. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary rule kept its winning streak intact in the first ruling by a federal appellate court. READ MORE

By James E. Holland3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Can someone waive benefits in a defined benefit plan for funding purposes? And how does the the excise tax work in the final year of a plan? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Another state-run IRA retirement plan for private sector workers is gearing up to go live. READ MORE

By Bill Karbon3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The only way that ACOPA can successfully meet the needs of our membership is to rely on the hard work of our many volunteers. This month I would like to highlight the great work that is done by our Professionalism Committee. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

While the majority of HSA account holders are spenders, a new report indicates a potential shift in the saver/spender trend, as more employees express concern with health care costs in retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA) has named longtime IRS executive Martin Pippins as its new Executive Director and Director of Regulatory Policy, effective May 1. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans held its first meeting, an organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, on March 14. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has responded to the American Retirement Association’s comment letter on the significant changes to the pricing structure for the Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) — but it’s not very responsive. READ MORE

By Suzanne Smith3/13/2018 • 0 Comments

If you have a plan administration problem or you are wondering if there is a better way to resolve a plan issue, the “Ask the Experts” session at the upcoming ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference is for you! READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/12/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has proposed a rule that would conform its regulations to changes in the phase-in rules for owner-participants under the Pension Protection Act of 2006. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/12/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC provides a listing by state of the number of retirees to whom it provided benefits in 2017, as well as how much it provided; it breaks down state data on recipients and benefits paid by congressional district as well. READ MORE

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