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By NTSA Net Staff3/6/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us whether the IRS proposed regulations on permitting the use of forfeitures to fund QNECs apply to 403(b) plans. READ MORE

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 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 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

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

By NTSA Net Staff1/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the information it makes available concerning the 403(b) universal availability requirement. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The SEC on Jan. 17 announced that 10 firms have agreed to pay penalties to settle charges that they violated the pay-to-play rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that the last day of the remedial amendment period for 403(b) plans is March 31, 2020. The American Retirement Association had recommended that the IRS provide an initial three-year restatement period for employers adopting pre-approved 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The label “Level Fee Fiduciary” has been used for many years with one meaning, but the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption has used it for a different purpose and, depending on your reading, a different definition, writes Fred Reish. READ MORE

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