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Using comment letters and testimony, ASPPA Government Affairs responds to new legislation, proposed changes to existing regulations, and proposed new regulations. Any action that would change existing pension policy or affect the work of pension professionals is the object of ASPPA comments from Government Affairs. In its role of closely monitoring legislative and regulatory actions, ASPPA Government Affairs directs its comments and testimony to appropriate agencies, clearly reflecting the stance of ASPPA and its members.
Read Most Recent Testimony:
On June 14, 2012, Robert Richter testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on behalf of ASPPA regarding the challenges and best practices concerning beneficiary designations in retirement plans. His written testimony is. [here]
On April 17, 2012, Judy Miller testified on behalf of ASPPA and its sister organizations at a Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Tax Reform and Tax-favored Accounts,[written] [oral]
On March 20, 2012, ASPPA submitted testimony for the record relating to the hearing held March 7 by the Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding ““Opportunities for Savings: Removing Obstacles for Small Business”. The testimony challenges myths about the small plan marketplace and urges Congress to maintain a level playing field. [Testimony]