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Financial Freedom Act Proposed in Senate

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has introduced the Financial Freedom Act.

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DOL

Legislative updates

U.S. House Passes Significant Retirement Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (SSRA) by a 414-5 vote on March 29, 2022.

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Legislative updates

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IRA

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DOL

ESOP

Washington Pulse

Comment Period for Prohibited Transaction Exemption Guidance Extended

The DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration has announced the extension of the public comment period for proposed amendments to procedures governing the filing and processing of prohibited transaction exemption applications.

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Protecting America’s Retirement Security Act Approved by Committee

The House Committee on Education and Labor approved to release the Protecting America’s Retirement Security Act without amendments to the House floor for consideration.

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Legislative updates

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DOL

Proposed Rule on Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures

The DOL has released a proposal that would supersede the Department’s existing procedure governing applications for exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

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DOL

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DOL Final Rule on SECURE Act Group of Plan Reporting at OMB

Final regulations entitled, Implement SECURE Act and Related Revisions to Employee Benefit Plan Annual Reporting on the Form 5500, issued by the Department of Labor’s EBSA, have been received by the federal OMB.

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SECURE Act

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DOL

DOL Releases Proposed Rule Updating Davis-Bacon Regulations

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division has released a proposed rule Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations.

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DOL

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DOL Issues Compliance Release on Cryptocurrencies

The DOL has issued Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01 on the use of cryptocurrencies as plan investments in 401(k) plans.

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DOL

Fiduciary Issues

COVID-19 Relief Extended for Another Year

On February 18, 2022, the President once again extended the national emergency until February 28, 2023.

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COVID-19

Health and Welfare

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IRS

IRS Guidance

DOL Issues RFI

The Department of Labor has published a RFI seeking what actions, if any, the department should take to protect retirement savings from risks associated with climate change.

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