DOL Focusing on ‘Major Cases,’ Particularly Fee Disclosure
What triggers a DOL investigation? What will DOL ask for during one? And how should retirement planning officials handle such inquiries?
Safe Harbor 401(k) Deadline Fast Approaching
The Safe Harbor enables small-business owners and any highly compensated employees to make the maximum contributions either tax-deferred or after tax regardless of income.
Retirement Pros Weigh In on DOL’s Lifetime Income Plan
DOL’s plan would require that lifetime income illustrations be given to participants in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s.
Senators Take ‘Blank Slate’ Approach to Tax Reform
Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch sent a letter on Thursday asking for lawmakers' input. Meanwhile, ASPPA CEO Brian Graff warns of possible peril for retirement savers.
Online Sales Tax Bill Seen as Rife With Unintended Consequences
Lawmakers and officials from the retirement planning and securities industries are coming out against an online financial transaction tax bill that they say would hurt retirement savers, small businesses and investors.
Critics Slam Obama Budget Over Entitlement Cuts, Retirement Savings Cap
President Obama called his just-released budget a “fiscally responsible blueprint for middle-class jobs and growth,” but critics derided it for cutting Social Security and Medicare and capping retirement savings.
Altering of 401(k) Tax Incentives Alarms Retirement Industry
With so many people covered by 401(k)s, it’s clear that the impact of changes to their tax treatment could be substantial.
Senators’ SEAL Act Would Ease 401(k) Loan Paybacks
The bipartisan Shrinking Emergency Account Losses (SEAL) Act would give workers who leave their jobs until they file their federal taxes to repay 401(k) loans.
Have 401(k)s Failed Investors?
A panel of experts asked whether 401(k)s were a “failed experiment” at the 2013 NAPA/ASPPA 401(k) Summit in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Tax Reform ‘Threat’ Will Hurt 401(k)s, ASPPA Warns
It doesn’t have quite the emotional resonance of “Save the Whales,” but it’s endangered nonetheless.