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IRA Rollover

BY Ted Godbout | 10/19/2018
The federal government’s updated unified regulatory agenda has shed light on the status of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s and Department of Labor’s efforts on investment advice and the now-... Read More
BY John Iekel | 12/5/2017
IRAs play an increasingly large and important role in bolstering retirement readiness, says a recent analysis — and rollovers are a critical part of that vitality. It further reports that while... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/15/2017
More than $400 billion is rolled over from DC plans – but most of that isn’t going to the current plan provider.While 8 in 10 DC plan participants who roll their assets into an IRA speak to someone... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/14/2017
What does the extension of the fiduciary regulation’s applicability date mean for rollovers?In a recent blog post, noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish discusses the impact of those changes on fiduciary... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/8/2017
The Labor Department isn’t the only regulator hoping to protect participants from questionable rollover advice.A recent blog post by Fred Reish reminds that FINRA, which oversees broker-dealers,... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/6/2017
Much of the preparation for the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation has involved a focus on rollover advice – but it now looks like the SEC is gearing up a larger focus as well.A new blog post... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 1/25/2017
A recent survey finds that most households are rolling their entire retirement plan account balance into an individual retirement account, and that the vast majority claim to have a strategy for... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 12/12/2016
The Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulation provides that a recommendation to take a distribution from a plan, and to roll the money over to an IRA, is a fiduciary act. But what are the relevant... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 11/18/2016
Under the DOL’s fiduciary regulation, the recommendation of a plan distribution and IRA rollover will be fiduciary advice, subject to the best interest standard of care and the prohibited transaction... Read More
BY Jon Vogler | 11/10/2016
The new provision can help people who missed the deadline due to error, illness or other reasons.On Aug. 24, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided a self-certification procedure designed... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 10/5/2016
Current providers have something of an inside track, but they’re not the most popular reason for selecting a rollover IRA destination.When plan participants are asked why they would consider a... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 9/13/2016
A new report concludes that changes in response to the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation will result in less movement of assets from workplace retirement plans.Lifehealthpro notes that among... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 8/25/2016
The IRS has provided a self-certification procedure designed to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day rollover window.In Revenue Procedure 2016-47, the... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 12/22/2015
The final fiduciary rule is likely to have a number of impacts, known and unanticipated, but a research firm doesn’t see any resulting slowdown in rollover activity.The latest issue of The Cerulli... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/15/2015
Although traditional IRAs can be opened with either rollovers or contributions, rollovers tend to be the most common source for new traditional IRAs — and account for the vast majority of those IRA... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 2/11/2015
The IRA rollover market — already a large component of the nation’s retirement savings — could see another surge in the next 12 months, according to a new report. More than one in... Read More
BY John Ortman | 10/29/2014
Advisors seeking to capture IRA rollovers face a "four-part harmonization" of regulatory and other government entities -- that is, SEC, DOL, FINRA and GAO -- in the words of ERISA attorney Fred Reish... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/24/2014
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reissued its preliminary report on Individual Retirement Account (IRA) accumulations. As it had indicated in a statement to the Senate Finance... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 10/13/2014
According to new research from Cerulli Associates, approximately $720 billion of defined contribution assets that were eligible for distribution remained in employer-sponsored plans in 2013.... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 9/9/2014
With taxes and tax rates facing an uncertain future, interest in Roth IRAs is growing among both participants and plan sponsors. But who is contributing to these Roth IRAs, and how fast are... Read More
BY John Iekel | 7/24/2014
Is Washington obsessed with rollovers? Brian Graff, Executive Director/CEO of NAPA and ASPPA, thinks so. “There’s no one who doesn’t care about this issue. There is an obsession... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 7/21/2014
Rolling a 401(k) account into an IRA is not only a popular choice for most participants, for some it’s the only option they have. As illustrated by a July 18 CNN article highlighting the issues... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 6/18/2014
Adding fuel to the fire, an attack on the IRA rollover industry by Bloomberg cites numerous examples of advisors preying on retirees rolling their 401(k) money into IRAs. One expert claims that IRAs... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 5/22/2014
While assets in IRAs are larger than assets in DC plans, the vast majority of their growth comes from rollovers, according to research from EBRI. The EBRI database covers $2.09 trillion of the ICI-... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 5/12/2014
IRA rollovers continue to grow at a steady pace, according to Cerulli’s latest report, “Retirement Markets 2013: Data... Read More