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.
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.