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What are the possible impacts for subjecting tax regulations to OIRA review?
2018
An update on legislation to address missing participants and on the RESA act.
2018
An update on tax reform and retirement legislation.
By Diana Hodges, David Levine, and Brigen Winters
2017
A summary of recent fee lawsuits and implications for your plan.
2017
A summary of what is happening in Washington that will affect your plan.
2017
A summary of items that have potential to affect retirement plans.
2017
Expanding the scope of the Saver’s Credit is good for the nation.
By Tony Verheyen
2016
Developing a prudent process is key.
By Rich McHugh
2016
Does the recent support for state-based plans indicate concerns for current DC plan sponsors?
By Rich McHugh
2015
Introduction and three things to watch.
By Rich McHugh
2015
Pending legislation, updated guidance, and Supreme Court rulings, oh my!
By McGuireWoods LLP
2015
The proposal items are similar to previous years’ and will likely not be implemented.
By McGuireWoods LLP
2015
Participants can save up to $18,000 of annual compensation in their DC plans.
2014
Ed Ferrigno takes a look back at 16 years of service to PSCA.
By Ed Ferrigno
2014
What this means for DC plans.
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
PSCA reacts to the SAFE Plan.
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
But the threat remains.
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
“Ya’ feelin’ allright? I’m not feelin’ too good myself.” – Joe Cocker, 1969
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
Overcoming burdens that prevent small plans from offering DC plans.
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
Regulatory agenda will move forward in 2013.
By Ed Ferrigno
2013
Won’t get fooled again?
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
Another unfounded election year attack on DC plans.
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
What the future of retirement looks like if Romney were elected President.
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
However, that doesn’t mean we should relax.
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
Highlights of the year will be debt reduction and tax reform.
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
A look at what’s in store for plan sponsors over the next year.
By Ed Ferrigno
2012
Lifetime income projections are difficult to make and not always reliable.
By Ed Ferrigno
Nov/Dec 2011
An employer-provided system benefits mainly workers with a strong relationship to the workforce, namely full-time long term workers
By Ed Ferrigno
Sept/Oct 2011
But, do they mean it?
By Ed Ferrigno
July/Aug 2011
Senator’s comments outside the mainstream of most Democrats.
By Ed Ferrigno
May/June 2011
Plan sponsors should investigate their own plans in anticipation of further scrutiny.
By Ed Ferrigno
March/April 2011
Reducing tax incentives will result in fewer Americans saving for retirement.
By Ed Ferrigno
Jan/Feb 2011
Commission will identify solutions to combat the looming deficit crisis.
By Ed Ferrigno
Nov/Dec 2010
Short-term extensions likely to be deferred until lame duck session.
By Ed Ferrigno
Sept/Oct 2010
Congress has little time or interest for an extensive retirement plan overhaul.
By Ed Ferrigno
July/Aug 2010
Named planned fiduciaries are still liable for fiduciary responsibilities even if they hire a third party to monitor some aspects of the plan.
By Ian Kopelman
May/June 2010
Guidance on the new Form 5500 regulations will help plan administrators navigate the changes.
By Ian Kopelman
March/April 2010
A review of the court cases that helped shape the legislative landscape throughout the past year.
By Ian Kopelman
Jan/Feb 2010
Plan documents and ERISA regulations offer plan sponsors valuable guidance.
By Ian Kopelman
Nov/Dec 2009
Plan fiduciaries may be able to use their ERISA account to pay for “reasonable plan expenses.”
By Ian Kopelman
Sept/Oct 2009
Courts apply laws to create additional exceptions to ERISA’s anti-assignment rule.
By Ian Kopelman
July/Aug 2009
Plan sponsors should avoid overlooking administrative details.
By Ian Kopelman
May/June 2009
Decision not in line with DOL’s proposed fee structure and previous position.
By Ian Kopelman
March/April 2009
Revisions make correcting plan errors and failures easier for plan sponsors.
By Ian Kopelman
Jan/Feb 2009