The House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions heard testimony on May 16 about four bipartisan bills that would simplify and modernize retirement plan access and administration.
2017 was not a particularly active year for retirement-related legislative initiatives — but a flurry of bills introduced late in the year holds out promise that the 115th Congress will offer up more retirement legislation for President Donald Trump’s signature in 2018.
In our Spring 2017 edition of Washington Insights, we touched on tax reform as it relates to retirement. With the date of anticipated congressional action on tax reform drawing near and concern mounting over the future of existing retirement savings incentives, we revisit this important topic.
While the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule (aka the "conflict of interest" rule) went into partial effect on June 9, there is some uncertainty as to how much of the rest of the rule will survive.