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.
Obama vs. Romney on Regulation: DOL Fiduciary DOA? Yes or No to SRO? Borzi Gets Boot?
While the regulatory and legislative landscapes remain sketchy until after the election, industry officials say there are some sure bets advisors can count on.
Retirement Planning Groups to SEC: Stop Messing With Money-Market Funds
In a joint letter to the SEC Tuesday, the ICI, FSI and others said the proposed changes would render the funds "far less desirable—if not unusable—for retirement savers."
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.”