Time’s Up on DOL’s 408(b)(2) Deadline
The July 1 compliance date for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final 408(b)(2) fee disclosure rule has finally arrived, and even though the final rule was a long time coming, covered service providers have been ramping up their compliance efforts for months.
The Fight Over 401(k) Fees
Retirement plan fees can cost participants nearly $155,000 over the life of the plan, said a recent white paper by Demos, a liberal think tank. ASPPA says the paper is wrong.
Time Bombs Lurk in Retirement Overhaul: Lawmakers, Experts
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp warned Tuesday that a retirement overhaul in efforts to reform the tax code could "threaten the retirement security of ordinary families."
Lawmakers Grill DOL’s Solis on Fiduciary Duty Redraft
At a House hearing, lawmakers took Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to task Wednesday over how the DOL’s recrafting of its fiduciary rule is progressing—specifically on the timing of the re-proposed rule and the rule’s inclusion of IRAs.
Senate Bill Threatens Life of Stretch IRAs
Industry trade groups are up in arms over a provision in a Senate highway bill that would reduce the value of inherited IRAs, commonly referred to as stretch IRAs, and are determined to have it removed.
No Tax Reform Without Incentives for Retirement Savings, Argue 2 Congressmen
At Washington event, two members of the House Ways and Means Committee pushed a resolution to retain current tax incentives for retirement savings. One of the two, GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach, introduces two retirement bills. Putnam's Reynolds, ASPPA's Graf lend support.
Retirement Officials Blast Obama Budget Proposal
Retirement planning officials, including ASPPA's CEO Brian Graff, said that Obama’s proposal to limit the tax benefit for retirement savings for families earning more than $250,000 is “a bad proposal based on bad math.”
DOL Fiduciary Rule Set for First-Half 2012 Release
Department says it is working on cost-benefit analysis for reproposal to ‘get this rule right’
Providers of 403(b) Plans Gear Up for Regulatory Challenges
Providers of 403(b) plans that are subject to ERISA will face regulatory challenges this year–namely complying with the Department of Labor’s fee disclosure rule as well as the expanded Form 5500 reporting requirements.
DOL to AdvisorOne: Department ‘Has Not Signaled’ Extension of April 1 Fee Disclosure Deadline
While rumors were flying that Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration planned to push back the April 1 deadline for compliance with its fee disclosure regulations, a DOL spokesman told AdvisorOne on Thursday that the department had 'not signaled' that the deadline would be extended.