Academics urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to allow defined contribution (DC) plans to make electronic delivery the default mechanism for conveying disclosure notices and information to plan participants. Greater use of electronic delivery would provide plan participants with timely and easy access to information in a more user-friendly format according to the paper by independent experts.
Craig Hoffman, General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs of ASPPA issues a statement from ASPPA’s comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) request for information about the use of electronic disclosure to deliver notices required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)…
Brian Graff issues a comment letter to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of the National Association of Independent Retirement Plan Advisors (NAIRPA) in response to the request for comment from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) existing private and public efforts to educate investors.
Craig Hoffman, General Counsel of ASPPA and the Council of Independent Recordkeepers (CIkR) respond to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) request for delays in the effective dates for the fiduciary fee disclosure regulations…
ASPPA announced that Michael J. Malone, founder and managing director of MJM401k in Phoenix, Ariz. and Santa Monica, Calif., received the 2011 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award during the general session of the annual ASPPA 401(k) Summit in Las Vegas, Nev.
ASPPA honored Robert L. Long, with the ASPPA Educator’s Award, and four outstanding examination candidates, with the Martin Rosenberg Academic Achievement Award during the opening session of the ASPPA annual conference…
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MEDIA ADVISORY Event: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents (ERPA) who practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) meet for the second annual conference to discuss regulatory, legislative, and administrative issues in the retirement arena. Participants include accountants, attorneys, actuaries, and investment professionals, and third party administrators. Journalists who cover taxes, retirement, or financial planning will hear [...]
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