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 Ray Harmon3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that appears consistent with NTSA efforts to enhance disclosures is before the Connecticut House; it would require 403(b) service providers there to describe their services and disclose all compensation. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the portion of its website that addresses how to self-correct defective 403(b) plan provisions during the remedial amendment period (RAP). READ MORE

By Susan Diehl2/28/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS recently issued an internal memo to Employee Plans examination employees on safe-harbor distributions from 401(k)s. We have confirmed that the IRS is working on a memo concerning hardship rules for 403(b)s. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/28/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Lynn Knight discusses the most common exceptions to the 10% penalty for a distribution from an IRA or retirement plan before age 59½. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us how the rules for elective deferrals apply and whether hours must be prorated under certain circumstances. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/22/2017 • 0 Comments

An unnamed financial services company is suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the CFPB’s exercise of power and the plaintiff’s contention that it is unchecked. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/21/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Kimberly Flett writes that understanding the portability rules for rollover contributions — in particular regarding 403(b)s and IRAs — can prevent an unwelcome tax consequence.

By John Iekel2/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule was on track until the November election brought an administration that could delay its application or even withdraw it. But are the rule’s prospects really that dim? READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/13/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, John Iekel discusses a recent analysis that suggests changes in the retirement plan industry may end up implementing the DOL fiduciary rule regardless of what the federal government does about it. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to a number of financial services firms asking where they stood on the fiduciary rule; she’s shared their responses with the Acting Secretary of Labor. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's fiduciary rule has detractors, and President Trump has instructed the DOL to review it; however, despite the chorus of opposition the rule does have supporters. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, as well as other regulations and laws that affect and govern retirement plans, were part of the discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 3. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/1/2017 • 0 Comments

There is now an “even greater opportunity” for tax reform, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1, but he offered no specifics on what it may portend for retirement plans. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon1/31/2017 • 0 Comments

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch will speak at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1 to discuss the committee’s agenda, including efforts to change retirement provisions of the tax code. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Nevin Adams writes that the fiduciary rule FAQs issued on Jan. 13 focus on investment advice concerning ERISA plans, IRAs and other plans covered by Code Section 4975(e)(1). READ MORE

By Brian Graff1/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The New York City Nest Egg Plan is an attempt to close the retirement plan coverage gap for city residents, but instead of focusing on the coverage issue the New York City Comptroller wants the city to get involved in the 401(k) business. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/23/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us whether an heir who transfers her deceased uncle’s 403(b) account into her inherited IRA may roll her own 403(b) into the IRA. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/23/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has increased the civil penalties for failure to file the Form 5500. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

People often talk about the significance of the “free” money associated with the company match in retirement savings — but there’s another source of “free” money that is often overlooked. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The National Tax-deferred Savings Association has announced the 2017 finalists for its prestigious NTSA Elite Advisor Award. READ MORE

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