Washington Insights - Fall 2018

Aug. 31, 2018 | Jon Vogler

In this edition of Washington Insights, we explore how federal agencies are viewing the issue of tracking down missing plan participants and their expectations with regard to plan sponsor actions. We also examine the scope of the problem, in a look at proposed legislation to address missing participants. Lastly, we discuss retirement industry groups’ responses in marshaling current approaches and resources to broaden the conversation and seek solutions which are mutually acceptable to their members and the agencies.

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Legislative Update - Summer 2018

July 24, 2018 | Jon Vogler

The recently-introduced Commission on Retirement Security Act of 2018 (listed in the “Retirement reform” section below) would establish a federal commission to review private retirement benefit programs and report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security in the United States

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Washington Insights - Summer 2018

June 14, 2018 | Jon Vogler

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.

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Washington Insights - Spring 2018

May 3, 2018 | Jon Vogler

In this edition of Washington Insights, we explore the uncertainty which reigns as the Fifth Circuit vacates the DOL fiduciary rule.

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Legislative Update - Spring 2018

April 19, 2018 | Jon Vogler

A number of the retirement-related bills recently introduced in Congress are wide-ranging in scope and include several different provisions to enhance retirement savings.

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Legislative Update: Winter 2018

Jan. 25, 2018 | Jon Vogler

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.

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Washington Insights - Fall 2017

Sept. 26, 2017 | Jon Vogler

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.

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