Legislative Updates

The following links are to resources from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS), a non-profit corporation and private operating foundation which is funded by contributions from Transamerica Life Insurance Company and its affiliates and may receive funds from unaffiliated third-parties.

TCRS regularly monitors any legislative and administrative guidelines that are under consideration and might impact the retirement planning industry. TCRS tracks these developments in order to provide up-to-date, comprehensive summaries to the small and mid-size business community.

January 4, 2013
In-Plan Roth Conversions and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

November 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Relief from the Department of Labor

November 20, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Relief – Using Retirement Plan Assets to Alleviate Hurricane Hardships, and Relief from Certain Plan Verification Procedures for Loans and Hardship Distributions.

October 18, 2012
Selected Pension Plan Limitations for 2013

February 10, 2012
Final Regulations for ERISA §408(b)(2) Service Provider Fee Disclosures Issued

December 19, 2011
Department of Labor Releases Revised Interim Policy on use of Electronic Media for Certain Disclosures in Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans

December 14, 2011
Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations on PPA's Statutory Investment Advice to Participants and Beneficiaries

October 20, 2011
Selected Pension Plan Limitations for 2012

September 8, 2011
DOL extends (again) the Effective Date for Compliance with ERISA section 408(b)(2) Service Provider Fee Disclosure and extends the Effective Date for Compliance with ERISA section 404(a) Participant Fee Disclosure.

February 18, 2011
On February 11, 2011, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that it extended the compliance date for new disclosure rules under ERISA section 408(b)(2) from July 16, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Under the new disclosure rules, service providers must disclose certain information to plan fiduciaries about an existing, or future, service arrangement.

December 15, 2010
On November 30, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed regulations imposing additional disclosure requirements relating to Target Date Funds and similar investments (TDFs).

December 3, 2010
In Notice 2010-84, the Internal Revenue Service provides guidance relating to in-plan conversions of non-Roth amounts from a 401(k) or 403(b) plan to a designated Roth account under the same plan. The

November 08, 2010
On October 22, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed regulations that, upon adoption, would amend the definition of "fiduciary" under section 3(21)(A)(ii) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).


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