Key Regulatory Issues

Retirement Savings Plans

ICMA-RC and the Center for State and Local Government Excellence Introduce New Study Examining Public Employee Attitudes Toward Retirement and Auto-Enrollment

March 22, 2019

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and ICMA-RC announced results from a new survey released today that finds nearly half of state and local employees approve of auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans, known as Supplemental Retirement Plans (SRPs), and 77 percent would choose to stay in a plan if auto-enrolled.

IRS Announces 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

November 1, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the IRS announced the various adjustments applicable to retirement plan contribution limits for 2019.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Proposes Enhanced Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Additional Guidance for Investment Advisers

July 6, 2018

Subsequent to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, on April 18, 2018 the SEC issued a set of comprehensive proposals that would alter the regulation of broker-dealers, particularly when making recommendations to retail customers, and provide additional guidance regarding investment advisers’ existing fiduciary duty

Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule Vacated by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

July 6, 2018

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on March 15, 2018, in the Chamber of Commerce v. U.S. Department of Labor case, vacating the DOL's Fiduciary Rule.

Auto Enrollment Opportunities Expand for Public Sector Retirement Plans

October 30, 2017

A recent IRS Private Letter Ruling could broadly expand theuse of auto enrollment in 457(b) retirement plans sponsored by public sector employers.

Fiduciary Rule Update — Department of Labor Proposes Extended Transition Period and Other Developments

September 25, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) released additional guidance in August 2017 regarding the Fiduciary Rule.

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