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On November 19, 2014, NAPA submitted comments to the DOL in response to a request for information regarding self-directed brokerage accounts. [Comment]

On October 15, 2014, ASPPA submitted comments to Assistant Secretary of Labor Phyllis Borzi regarding the department's recent bulletin related to the Required Annual Fee Disclosure regulation, known as FAB 2013-02. [Comment]

On June 19, 2014, ASPPA and the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries filed comments with IRS regarding options for defining benefits that should be available under the new cash balance volume submitter program in order for the program to be successful. [Comment]

On June 10, 2014, ASPPA and the Council of Independent 401(k) Recordkeepers (CIKR) filed comments with respect to the proposed amendment to the ERISA §408(b)(2) regulation to mandate a guide or summary accompany the service provider disclosure information provided to responsible plan fiduciaries. [Comment]

On June 9, 2014, ASPPA and ACOPA submitted a comment letter that recommended that IRS ruling policy and, to the extent necessary, IRS guidance affirm  the statutory language of IRC Section 412(d)(2) and permit a defined benefit plan sponsor to adopt a retroactive  “discretionary” amendment within 2 ½ months after the end of a plan year and deem it to be effective as the beginning of the plan year. [Letter] [Appendices

On June 9, 2014, NAPA submitted comments in response to a request by the SEC regarding the naming and marketing of target date funds. [Comment]

On February 28, 2014, ASPPA and ACOPA submitted comments to IRS/Treasury in response to a request in Notice 2014-5 regarding possible alternatives to the current rules for DB/DC plans tested on the basis of equivalent benefits.[Letter]

On January 8, 2014, ASPPA submitted recommendations to the IRS on enhancements for the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system. [Comment]