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State Sponsored Plans

State Sponsored Plans

State Sponsored Plans

By NTSA Net Staff1/15/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association submitted a comment letter to the DOL on a proposed regulation under which an IRA plan, if established and maintained under a state-mandated payroll deduction program, would not be considered to be an “employee pension benefit plan” or “pension plan” under ERISA. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/14/2016 • 0 Comments

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued guidance and a proposal that would be applicable to state and local pension plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo1/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The Nutmeg State has taken another step toward the creation of a state-run retirement program for private sector workers with the release of a lengthy report detailing the potential elements of such a program. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Millions of people are served by the trillions of dollars in assets attendant to state and local pension plans; recent studies outline the increase in state action affecting pension plans. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff12/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In 2016, be ready for more of the same regarding attention to fees charged plan sponsors and participants says Susan Mangiero in her blog, Pension Risk Matters. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff12/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The New Jersey Senate Budget Committee has approved a bill creating a mandatory retirement program for private-sector workers without employer-sponsored plans in the Garden State. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo11/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Following President Obama’s directive at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging in July, the Department of Labor published proposed regulations Nov. 16 that create a new state payroll deduction savings program safe harbor so that those programs are not subject to ERISA; here's a closer look. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/16/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor on Nov. 16 unveiled a proposed rule to clarify ERISA's application to state-run IRA programs, creating an unfair advantage for those programs over those offered by the private sector. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo11/6/2015 • 0 Comments

The Windy City played host in the first week of November to a gathering focused on developing ideas to address America’s retirement savings challenge — but government-run solutions dominated the conversation. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/21/2015 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Michael Webb takes a closer look at state-sponsored 403(b) plans and their impacts on the advisor community. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Voters in California may be voting on a proposal concerning public pensions in 2016. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon10/12/2015 • 0 Comments

The pressure is mounting on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) to compromise on budget and pensions proposals. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo10/9/2015 • 0 Comments

While many in the retirement industry are solely focused on the impending fiduciary rule, the Department of Labor is proceeding on another potentially far-reaching regulatory project at the direction of President Obama. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Wealth does not always equal solvency — at least as far as states’ per capita income versus how well-funded their pension obligations is concerned, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/1/2015 • 0 Comments

Not that it needed the encouragement, but the Obama Administration got some backing for its recent initiative on state-based retirement plans from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/28/2015 • 0 Comments

The leaders of the Maryland Senate and House have breathed new life into the effort to craft a state-sponsored retirement plan, naming members to the newly created Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/24/2015 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Bob Toth discusses participant protections under state-based auto-IRA programs, and argues that state sanctions on employers that don’t make timely deposits may not be the only consequences they face. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/15/2015 • 0 Comments

State pension plan funds’ median annualized returns for the period July 1, 2004-June 30, 2014 were stronger than those of defined contribution plan target date funds. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is considering adopting new risk-mitigating strategies — investing a portion of its holdings in more stable funds not subject to the vagaries of a volatile stock market. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon9/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The stalemate on the budget — and pension reform — in Pennsylvania continues. And things got tense recently in Harrisburg. READ MORE

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