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By NTSA Net Staff4/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Everyone is well aware of the need for cybersecurity and protecting the privacy of data. But there is an additional concern for retirement plan fiduciaries — they are important to fulfilling fiduciary duty. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/13/2016 • 0 Comments

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade — and recent assessments suggest that the maxim may even apply for those who anticipate that the fiduciary rule the DOL released may create challenges. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/11/2016 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Susan Diehl says with the enactment of the PATH Act many financial institutions have found rollovers into a SIMPLE IRA problematic, and addresses how this affects SIMPLE plans and what institutions need to know before accepting such rollovers. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A provision in the Department of Labor’s 2015 proposed fiduciary rule that would have had a significant impact on participant education has been modified in the final rule issued April 6. The revised provision aligns with recommendations made by the American Retirement Association. READ MORE

By Chris DeGrassi4/6/2016 • 0 Comments

While the devil is in the details, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final fiduciary rule includes some improvements in the best interest contract (BIC) exemption from the previous proposal. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/6/2016 • 0 Comments

After months of comments, four days of public hearings, more than 3,000 comment letters, 300,000 petitions, and more than 100 meetings, nearly a year after the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its “Conflicts of Interest” proposal, we have a final fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/6/2016 • 0 Comments

In a big win for the advocacy efforts of the American Retirement Association and the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), as well as for plan advisors' ability to help participants with rollover decisions, the DOL’s final fiduciary regulation provides a streamlined exemption for “level-to-level” advisor compensation.


By NTSA Net Staff4/4/2016 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Kimberly Flett discusses the advantages of establishing health savings accounts, as well as how they relate to retirement plans. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon4/4/2016 • 0 Comments

FINRA has agreed to exclude the NTSA’s Model Disclosure Form from various filing requirements under FINRA Rule 2210. This is a big milestone for the NTSA’s effort to ensure public school employees receive the same retirement plan information as their private sector peers. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/28/2016 • 0 Comments

No fooling — some retirees and IRA holders must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) by April 1. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down the measure enacted in 2014 to help address the poor financial condition of Chicago’s public pension plan. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Most advisors are concerned that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary proposal will have a negative impact on how they do business, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White on March 22 presented her agency’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, which calls for increased funding for examination of investment advisers and other key entities who interact with retail and institutional investors.

By NTSA Net Staff3/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Despite taking a beating during a tumultuous period in the markets, America’s retirement confidence proved to be resilient, if not its level of preparation. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The impending release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule could spur the development and use of new technology, as well as fresh oversight of the technology intended to help with compliance. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon3/15/2016 • 0 Comments

Since January, new state retirement plan bills have poured into state legislatures around the country, some promising opportunity and some threatening confusion or worse for state plan participants. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/9/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report asserts that today’s consumers do not want “communication,” they want personal guidance. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/7/2016 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder says how the ERISA exemption of a 403(b) plan that allows only elective deferrals would be affected if the plan sponsor began approving loans and hardship withdrawals. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 3 issued an alert concerning a phishing email scheme that requests personal information concerning employees. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is conducting an inquiry to find out how broker-dealers establish and apply their cultural values and those values guide firms’ business conduct. READ MORE

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