Tax Working Groups Submit Reports to Senate Finance
The Senate Finance Committee's five bipartisan tax writing working groups submitted their reports Wednesday to the committee’s leaders on ways to reform the tax code.
ERISA at 40: ‘Terrible’ or ‘A Job Well Done’?
While terms used to describe ERISA include “horrible” and “terrible,” a panel of experts agreed Tuesday that the law has had a positive impact.
SEC’s Gallagher: Fiduciary Rule Likely Not Coming
Phyllis Borzi calls DOL's fiduciary redraft "No. 1 priority"; SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher adamant that the commission lacks the votes to make a rule.
Despite Recovery, Americans Still Struggle to Save
Americans are struggling to rebuild their savings after the recession, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
Should Americans Be Required to Save for Retirement?
“Everybody’s a rugged individualist,” said Anthony Webb, an economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “until things go wrong.”
New Hire Roundup: CFPB Names Antonakes Deputy Director
Justin Frys became a branch manager for Zeigler in Minnesota, and Chad Parks joined Beacon Research as sales director.
Halfway There: 50% of Americans Need Better Savings Habits
Americans are split pretty evenly into good savers and bad savers, according to a national survey released as part of America Saves Week.
After Election, Tax Preferences for Retirement, Health Benefits Likely on Chopping Block
“Benefit plan tax incentives are an area of total and complete volatility, and neither employers nor workers can have any certainty of what lies ahead,” warned EBRI head Dallas Salisbury.
EBRI’s Salisbury on Auto-IRA Plans: Nobody Likes a Mandate
Salisbury sat with AdvisorOne on Thursday at EBRI’s Policy Forum in Washington to discuss some of the top issues facing the employee benefits world.
401(k)s to Overtake Pensions as Primary Retirement Vehicle in 2012
For the first time, in 2012, more people will be saving for retirement in 401(k)-type plans than in traditional pensions, and that means employees need better guidance from plan sponsors, State Street Global Advisors reported in late January.