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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has weighed in on the notion of including cryptocurrency in retirement plans. Bloomberg Law reports that, in response to a question about Fidelity’s April 26 announcement that it would provide a crypto option on its retirement plan platform, Yellen responded: “... READ MORE
Independent operational fiduciary Group Plan Systems, LLC has signed an agreement with JULY Business Services to serve as recordkeeper and third-party administrator to a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) for which GPS will serve as the Pooled Plan Provider (PPP). “After nearly 18 months of due diligence... READ MORE
This year’s TPA Growth Summit will be like the newest improved version of an excellent video game. Here’s how…  When a new video game is released, players review the game. These reviews inform developers on which features are beloved, as well as what are not, and what is not working. Developers... READ MORE
Have you—or a fellow member—made a significant contribution to pension education, especially within the last 12 months? Nominate them to win the prestigious ASPPA Educator’s Award by Aug. 1. Self-nominations also accepted. Complete the application form here to submit a nomination!  Qualifying... READ MORE
PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust) and ASPPA are pleased to announce the renewal and expansion of the PenChecks Trust ASPPA Scholarship.  Launched in 2014, this year the PenChecks Trust ASPPA Scholarship will be awarded to 14—up from six in previous years—individuals who make the... READ MORE
Are you ready to take things to the next level?   If the ASPPA Credential programs were an arcade game with each level an advancement from the previous, one might say that: Level 1: Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®) Level 2: Qualified 401(k) Consultant (QKC) Level 3: Qualified Pension... READ MORE
Citing the current lack of a “compelling policy objective that comports with the Department’s mandate,” the American Retirement Association has commented that the Labor Department shouldn’t call out climate-related risks for special attention.  The comments came in response to the Labor Department... READ MORE
We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 ASPPA Annual Conference, Oct. 23-26! This year’s conference features everything you need to take your business and your career to the next level: High-quality technical knowledge, featuring practical business cases, and real-... READ MORE
The Retirement Income Consortium has launched—with the “shared goal of supporting greater access for workers to retirement income solutions”—and the American Retirement Association is a member. The Consortium, launched by Broadridge Financial Solutions, is focused on helping acceleration of the... READ MORE
A trio of Democratic senators has reintroduced legislation focused on providing information to participants affected by a pension buyout. The Information Needed for Financial Options Risk Mitigation (INFORM) Act of 2022 was reintroduced by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health,... READ MORE
Bipartisan legislation backed by the American Retirement Association would allow the expenses associated with plan design changes to be reimbursed from plan assets. The Increasing Small Business Retirement Choices Act, introduced April 26 by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tim Scott (R-SC), would... READ MORE
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 ASPPA Leadership Council.  Elected at-large members of the Leadership Council serve for one term of four calendar years. Nominees must be credentialed ASPPA members nominated by at least two members to be considered. Submit a nomination today! Click... READ MORE
Nominations are now being accepted for American Retirement Association’s 2023 Board of Directors.  Elected at-large members of the Board of Directors serve for one term of three calendar years. Nominees must be nominated by at least two members to be considered. Submit a nomination today! Click... READ MORE
The American Retirement Association has joined the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE).  The Financial Alliance for Racial Equity—a coalition comprised of nine leading financial services groups, six historically Black colleges and universities and four strategic partners, including the... READ MORE
It looks like SECURE 2.0 will be coming up for a vote in the House this week after all. According to a March 25 Dear Colleague letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), “during the week of March 28, the House will take up legislation to help Americans save for retirement.” The... READ MORE
The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has named Nathan Glassey as its Executive Director, effective immediately. Glassey joins the NTSA with nearly two decades of experience in the non-profit sector at National Benefit Services, LLC, most recently as Vice President, Non-ERISA... READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has announced proposed amendments in its procedures governing the filing and processing of Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) applications.  According to a press release, the Proposed Exemption Procedure Regulation amends... READ MORE
Back by popular demand: ASPPA’s Spring National conference! Join us May 4–5 for relevant presentations on the topics that are top of mind for you, thought-provoking breakout sessions and plenty of chances to interact with national experts and your peers.  Special Features  ASPPA Spring National... READ MORE
A new Voya survey finds that Americans are more likely to work for an employer offering voluntary benefits, but there also appears to be a disconnect between intent and action.  Findings from the firm’s consumer survey of more than 1,000 adults reveal that nearly three-quarters of employed... READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced publication of a Request for Information seeking public comment on “what actions, if any, the department should take under federal law to protect retirement savings and pensions from risks associated with changes in climate.” According to a press release... READ MORE