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Child Savings Account Proposal Introduced

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and several co-sponsors have introduced S. 3716, the 401Kids Savings Account Act.

February 20 2024

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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

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Senate Proposal Would Make Certain ABLE Tax Provisions Permanent

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-sponsor Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) have introduced S. 1226, a bill to make permanent several individual tax provisions.

May 04 2023

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IRS Posts Wellness Expense Reimbursement FAQs

The IRS has posted a series of frequently asked questions addressing whether certain costs related to nutrition, wellness, and general health are medical expenses under Internal Revenue Code Section 213 that may be paid or reimbursed under a health savings account, health flexible spending arrangement, Archer medical savings account, or health reimbursement arrangement.

March 17 2023

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Washington Pulse: SECURE 2.0 is Congress’s Retirement Enhancement Encore

Retirement legislation has been a welcome area of bipartisan cooperation in the U.S. Congress, marked by a history of Republican and Democratic bill co-sponsorship and support. A recent example is the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act—the SECURE Act—passed and signed into law in 2019. The SECURE Act has been hailed as the most important retirement enhancement legislation in more than a decade.

January 12 2023

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Washington Pulse: Congress Approves Appropriations Bill, Containing the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, President’s Signature Expected

The House of Representatives has passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, HR 2617, today with a 225-201-1 vote. Included in this bill is the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022. Following the Senate’s approval on December 22, 2022, the bill will now be presented to the President for his signature.

December 23 2022

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Senate Approves Appropriations Bill, Containing the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, House Vote Expected Next

The Senate has approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA 2023), by a 68-29 vote. Included in this bill is the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022.

December 22 2022

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Government Funding Bill, Containing SECURE 2.0, Released

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has released HR  2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, whose provisions will fund government operations for the fiscal year. Included in this legislation, as has been anticipated by many, is the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022.

The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year. The Senate HELP committee approved the RISE & SHINE Act and the Senate Finance committee likewise approved the EARN Act. The House and Senate worked together to combine these bills into the SECURE 2.0 Act that has now been included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Inclusion in the Consolidated Appropriations Act was considered the last opportunity for passage of this retirement legislation in the current Congress. The Consolidated Appropriations Act must now be approved by the House and Senate and signed by the President, for it—and the SECURE 2.0 Act—to become law.

Among the 90 provisions in the SECURE 2.0 Act, some of the significant items include the following.

  • Allowing workers to participate in employer plans after 2 consecutive 12-month periods of 500 hours of service, beginning in 2025
  • Increasing the catch-up contribution limit for select age groups
  • Requiring catch-up contributions to be made on a Roth basis for those earning more than $145,000, except for SIMPLE plans
  • Permitting employer contributions to be made on a pre-tax or Roth basis
  • Increasing the RMD age to 73 in 2023, and age 75 in 2033
  • Expanding automatic enrollment in retirement plans
  • Creating a Retirement Savings Lost and Found
  • Creating new emergency savings accounts linked to individual account plans
  • Allowing student loan payments to be treated as elective deferrals for purposes of matching contributions
  • Modifying the existing saver’s credit to provide for a matching contribution to the individual’s retirement savings vehicle
  • Creating a “starter 401(k) plan” with reduced contribution limits and nondiscrimination safe harbors
  • Increasing the small employer startup credit to 100% for certain employers
  • Increasing the age of disability onset for qualified ABLE programs to age 46
  • Allowing certain rollovers to Roth IRAs from 529 college savings accounts


Additional details on the SECURE 2.0 Act will continue to be provided. Visit for the latest information.

December 20 2022

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Special Committee on Aging Holds ABLE Hearing

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, conducted a hearing titled “Saving with ABLE: Financial Security for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities.” The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed into law in 2014, creating tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to cover qualified disability-related expenses. Senator Casey highlighted how ABLE savings accounts have helped hundreds of thousands of Americans with disabilities improve their quality of life through use of these accounts, and several witnesses shared testimony on the ease of establishing accounts without impacting means testing for other benefits.

August 18 2022

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Senate Finance Proposal Includes ABLE Age Adjustment

The Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, which cleared the Senate Finance Committee and heads to the full Senate for consideration, includes a proposal by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to modify the “eligible individual” definition for purposes of a qualified ABLE program. Under the proposal, an individual may be an eligible individual if entitled to benefits based on blindness or disability, and such blindness or disability occurred before the date on which the individual attains the age of 46 (the current age is 26). It is estimated that the change in age would allow over 6 million additional people with disabilities to save with ABLE accounts.

June 23 2022