Practice Management

Practice Management focuses on how to successfully and profitably run an advisory practice, including topics like client services, financial reporting, capital investments, hiring and managing people and integrating vendor partners, as well as the nuts and bolts of the business, like insurance and risk management.

 

 

Practice Management

Practice Management

By NTSA Net Staff5/8/2015 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Mike Webb makes some observations regarding the impact of the DOL's proposed fiduciary rule that expands the definition of who a fiduciary is and attempts to broaden the scope of its fiduciary oversight. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/7/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has put in place new ways to correct elective deferral errors in 403(b) and 401(k) plans; accordingly, it updated its webpage and included coverage of these changes in Issue 2015-5 of Employee Plans News. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/4/2015 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us whether an employer can control where a former employee can roll his 403(b).
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By NTSA Net Staff4/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced April 28 that she has launched an investigation into the rewards and incentives that annuity providers offer to brokers and dealers who sell annuities to families and small investors.
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By NTSA Net Staff4/28/2015 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Diane Capone provides some basics on the process an ERISA fiduciary plan sponsor needs to follow in order to comply with their obligations to an ERISA 403(b) plan.
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By NTSA Net Staff4/24/2015 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder explains differences between the rules for withdrawal restrictions concerning 403(b)(1) annuities and 403(b)(7) custodial accounts. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/21/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s MarketBeat, Farhad Mirzada provides an overview of the deadlines for corrections when 403(b) plans fail actual percentage contribution nondiscrimination failed tests.

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By Andrew Remo4/10/2015 • 0 Comments

Legislators in the Bay State have been busy developing legislation that could affect the private employer sponsored retirement system should the bills become state law. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/9/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS recently issued a reminder regarding the importance of following the Universal Availability Rule on participation in 403(b) plans, and what an employer can do if it runs afoul of it.
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By NTSA Net Staff4/2/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us whether a provider is correct in applying pre-59½ withdrawal restrictions to the entire account value when a client exchanges a 403(b)(7) custodial account into a 403(b)(1) annuity. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon, John Iekel3/20/2015 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White confirmed March 17 that the commission will “implement a uniform fiduciary duty for broker-dealers and investment advisors where the standard is to act in the best interest of the investor.”

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By NTSA Net Staff3/20/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us whether a portion of a minister’s normal wage that is declared to be a housing allowance must be excluded from plan compensation for purposes of federal tax law. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/20/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s MarketBeat, Ellie Lowder tells us how top hat plans work under Internal Revenue Code Section 457(b). READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/13/2015 • 0 Comments

The Retirement Advisor Council announced on March 12 that it has developed a template request for proposal for institutions of higher education to use in searching for advisors for their retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS announced on March 11 that it for the first time in two years it has updated the information package containing sample plan provisions concerning pre-approved 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Most states are making a good faith effort to meet their annual required contributions to their state pension systems, concludes the National Association of State Retirement in a recent study.
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By NTSA Net Staff3/12/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s MarketBeat, Michael Webb provides an overview regarding the sections of the federal tax code apply to governmental plan sponsors, public school districts and public higher education organizations. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Public pension plans had a good month in February, according to BNY Mellon Investment and Strategy Group. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

In this week’s MarketBeat, Robert Toth argues that addressing some of the more intractable daily 403(b) problems requires dealing with “small amounts” in former employees’ 403(b) annuity contracts.
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By NTSA Net Staff3/2/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Feb. 26 said in Revenue Procedure 2015-22 that it has updated user fees and the addresses to which applications for approval of pre-approved 403(b) plans are to be sent. READ MORE

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