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IRS Announces Applicable Federal Rates for November 2023

The IRS has issued Revenue Ruling 2023-20, which contains the applicable federal rates (AFR) for November 2023.

October 17 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

SAFER Banking Act Advances Out of Committee

The Senate Finance Committee has advanced S. 2860, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act by a vote of 14-9.

October 12 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on October 6, 2023, for Vermont severe storms and flooding, for the incident period of August 3-August 5, 2023.

October 09 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

Legislation Expanding HSA Access Clears Committee

The House Ways and Means Committee held a markup of two bills intending to expand access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

September 29 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

Proposal Expanding HSA Access Introduced in House

Representatives Greg Steube (R-FL) and co-sponsor Kat Cammack (R-FL) have introduced H.R. 5608, the Affordable Care and Comprehensive Economic Support through Savings (ACCESS) Act.

September 26 2023

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Several Bills Amending ERISA Advance out of House Committee

The House Education and Workforce Committee held a mark-up of several proposals, including four bills (previously announced), which would amend ERISA related to proxy voting, fiduciary duties, and notice requirements for brokerage windows.

September 15 2023

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Several Amendments to ERISA Proposed in House

Several bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives that would make amendments to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

September 06 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

ABLE MATCH Act Introduced by Senator Casey

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), with cosponsors Sens. Wyden (D-OR), Klobuchar (D-MN), Sanders (I-VT), and Duckworth (D-IL), introduced the ABLE MATCH (Making Able a Tool to Combat Hardship) Act.

August 17 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

Spousal Consent Proposal Re-Introduced

Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have re-introduced H.R. 5060, the Women's Retirement Protection Act of 2023 in the House and Senate.

August 17 2023

Industry & Regulatory News

PBGC Announces One-Time 4010 Filing Waiver

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is providing a one-time waiver of the reporting requirement under Section 4010 of ERISA for filers meeting specific criteria.

August 11 2023