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Regulatory Updates

Periodic updates communicating important regulatory developments to plan sponsors, including those provided by ERISA and other governing bodies.

SPARK Institute Cyber Security Standards

The Society of Professional Asset Managers and Recordkeepers Institute (SPARK) is developing standards to protect retirement plan accounts from fraud given the heightened incidence of cybersecurity attacks and the ongoing threats on that front. The standards build upon the DOL’s recent cybersecurity guidance and highlight a minimum set of controls for all parties – plan […]

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ESG Investing in Retirement Plans

The goal of this introduced legislation is to provide the legal certainty to ensure that workplace retirement plans can offer Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) options. The legislation would amend ERISA to permit plans to consider ESG factors in investment decisions expected to impact investment outcomes, when considered in a “prudent manner and consistent with […]

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Encouraging Americans to Save Act (EASA)

This bill, also introduced in the Senate, would adjust the nonrefundable saver’s tax credit into a federal matching contribution for low to middle income American workers who contribute to an employer-sponsored plan or an IRA. More specifically, the saver’s tax credit would be replaced with a 50% government match for contributions to 401(k), 403(b) and […]

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