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By NTSA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says the DOL's fiduciary rule is his number one priority, and that he is actively seeking a way to freeze the rule that will “stick.” READ MORE

By John Iekel5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A Social Security Administration issue paper examines the similarities and differences between Social Security benefits and annuities, and the factors determining lifetime retirement income. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl offers suggestions on how a school district should respond to an annuity company that wants to decide who its representative shall be, when the district already recognizes a vendor as that company’s representative. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study examines what small business owners in Connecticut think about the state’s new retirement plan and how well they grasp it. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As concerns about cybersecurity proliferate, a state securities regulator is considering changes that would impose new requirements on financial advisers and broker-dealers. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Unveiling President Trump’s tax reform proposal April 26, Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor and director of the National Economic Council, said that “retirement savings will be protected.” READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors believe that targeted education works — but a new survey finds that they are not acting on those convictions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Among other changes, the American Retirement Association has requested that the Labor Department change the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption to eliminate reliance on the plaintiffs’ bar as an enforcement mechanism. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Kimberly Flett writes that despite the delay in the fiduciary rule’s applicability, plan sponsors, investors and advisers should be aware of its important components and prepare. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us what happens if a client who moves funds from an optional retirement program to a 457 and segregates his rollover money retires early and pulls the segregated money. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

An April 5 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, D.C., cosponsored by the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, concerned the effort to address and foster employees’ financial wellness. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Sue Diehl tells us what happens if a retired pastor dies before his RMD is taken for that year and if it can be deemed a housing allowance since it will be withdrawn post-death. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post posits that there is a hierarchy to competing financial concerns, and understanding that hierarchy can help one to better — and more effectively — prepare for and finance retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan fiduciaries largely lost their attempt to dismiss charges filed by plan participants in an excessive fee suit brought by the St. Louis-based law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

A new tax reform proposal has surfaced that would impose a 15% tax on retirement accounts. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us what a client who filed his 2016 income tax return and has now decided to make a deductible IRA contribution for 2016 needs to do, and when. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, David Blask argues that now is the time to reach out to your clients in light of the  debate over tax reform and whether it will affect retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Not all of the reaction to the DOL fiduciary rule has been negative; some firms have been actively applying the rule before it is fully applicable and they must do so. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association Government Affairs Committee has filed comments with the Department of Labor regarding a proposed regulation to extend the applicability date for the “Conflicted Advice” regulation by 60 days. READ MORE

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