Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. We are proud to present below the 2016 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists, divided this year into four categories according to team size: individual, small team, large team and mega team. Our judges have picked out a top flight of advisers that represent the best service to plan sponsors and their participants. We’ll have much more information in the coming days and weeks about our finalists—and eventual winners—so stay tuned.
It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.
The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.
The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.