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Regulatory Update: Funding Safe Harbor Contributions with Forfeitures?

July 18, 2013

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ASPPA’s General Counsel Craig Hoffman discusses why the IRS should change its policy to allow forfeitures as permissible sources of funding for safe harbor contributions.

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A ‘Blank Slate’ for Tax Reform Puts Workers’ Retirement at Risk

June 27, 2013

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ASPPA’s Brian Graff responds to a tax reform proposal that would throw out the tax code and start with a blank slate .

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NTSAA Update

June 12, 2013

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National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) Executive Director Chris DeGrassi discusses how membership and advocacy efforts are bringing choice and transparency to the marketplace.

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Takeaways from the Latest Washington Update

June 6, 2013

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Judy Miller provides an update on retirement related legislative and regulatory activities in Washington to the ACOPA Advanced Actuarial Conference.

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ASPPA Hosts 2013 Great Lakes Benefits Conference in Chicago

May 16, 2013

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The Great Lakes Benefits Conference is a forum to discuss employee benefit issues with colleagues, government representatives and private sector experts. The program will focus on exchanging information and educating attendees about current regulatory, legislative, administrative and actuarial topics.

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ASPPA & NTSAA Request Changes to IRS Pre-approved Plans Program

April 29, 2013

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ASPPA’s General Counsel Craig Hoffman issues comment letters to the IRS on their pre-approved plan programs.

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Frontline’s View of Retirement Industry as Commodity is Dead Wrong

April 24, 2013

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ASPPA’s Brian Graff responds to the PBS Frontline’s ‘The Retirement Gamble’ program touted to be an ‘eye opening investigation of a financial services industry that may be draining your retirement savings with every passing year.’

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ASPPA Urges Lawmakers to Oppose 401(k) Tax

April 22, 2013

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ASPPA CEO Brian H. Graff, comments on a provision in the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act that would harm retirement plans.

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ASPPA Requests Transitional Relief & Clarification of Disclosure Deadline

April 22, 2013

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Craig Hoffman, ASPPA’s General Counsel talks about a comments filed with the Department of Labor requesting a one-time transitional realignment period for providing the “second round” of participant notices required under ERISA Reg. §2550.404a-5.

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Tax Reform Should Not Harm Main Street’s Retirement Plan

April 19, 2013

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Brian H. Graff, CEO of ASPPA talks about new research estimates that show retirement tax incentives benefit American workers.

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