COMMENT LETTERS

Comment Letter on DOL’s Proposed E-Delivery Safe Harbor (November 22, 2019)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Open MEP RFI (October 29, 2019)

Comment Letter on Proposed Multiple Employer Plan Relief Regulations, REG-121508-18 (October 1, 2019)

Comment Letter AB 25 (Chau) California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (August 13, 2019)

Comment Letter on Nevada’s Proposed Fiduciary Duty Regulations (March 1, 2019)

Comment Letter on Proposed Hardship Distribution Regulations (January 14, 2019)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Proposed Association Retirement Plans (December 21, 2018)

Request for Hardship and Loan Disaster Relief (October 11, 2018)

Letter to DOL Regarding Missing Participants (September 28, 2018)

Comment Letter Supporting SEC’s Proposed Regulation Best Interest, Form CRS, and Interpretation Regarding Standards of Conduct for Investment Advisers (August 7, 2018)

Benefit Plan Cybersecurity Considerations: A Record Keeping & Plan Perspective VIDEO (May 31, 2018)

Letter Supporting HELP Subcommittee Hearing on Retirement Plan Simplification and Modernization (May 16, 2018)

Request for Guidance on Retirement-Related Changes Included in Tax Reform (February 9, 2018)

Comment Letter on VCP User Fees (February 19, 2018)

Request for Guidance on Disaster Tax Relief (October 27, 2017)

Industry Best Practices Data Security Webinar Presentation (December 13, 2017)

SPARK Institute praised reintroduction of the RETIRE Act H.R. 4610 (December 12, 2017)

Best Practices Data Security FAQs (September 26, 2017)

Best Practices Data Security Reporting (September 26, 2017)

Best Practices Data Security Reporting (September 20, 2017)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Proposed Extension of the Fiduciary Rule’s Transition Period (September 15, 2017)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule RFI (August 7, 2017)

Comment Letter Urging DOL to Delay the Fiduciary Rule’s January 1, 2018 Applicability Date (July 21, 2017)

Comment Letter to IRS Regarding Proposed Changes to the Definitions of QMACs and QNECs (April 18, 2017)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Examination (April 17, 2017)

Comment Letter on DOL’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule Delay (March 15, 2017)

Comment Letter Regarding Proposed Form 5500 Reporting Changes (December 5, 2016)

Joint Letter to IRS Regarding Hardship Substantiation (November 30, 2016)

Joint Comment Letter on Form 5500 Extension (August 29, 2016)

Comment Letter on FDIC Reporting Proposal (June 24, 2016)

SPARK Institute Inc. and Retirement Research, Inc. 2016 Retirement Market in Focus Report Table of Contents (May 1, 2016)

SPARK Requests Meeting with OMB Re: DOL Fiduciary Rule (February 17, 2016)

Comment Letter on DOL’s proposed regulation and related guidance on state retirement programs (January 19, 2016)

Follow-Up Comment Letter on Fiduciary Proposal (September 24, 2015)

Guaranteed Income Touchpoints Guidelines Press Release (September 1, 2015)

Guaranteed Income Touchpoints Guidelines (September 1, 2015)

Guaranteed Income Touchpoints Excel Tables (September 1, 2015) 

Best Practices for 403(b) and Related Retirement Plans Information Sharing (Effective August 17, 2015)

Comment Letter on Fiduciary Proposal (July 21, 2015)

Quantria Strategies Study “Improving Outcomes with e-Delivery of Retirement Plan Documents” (June 5, 2015)

SPARK Membership e-Delivery Survey Findings (June 1, 2015)

Joint Letter Requesting Guidance on Hardship and Loan Substantiation (May 1, 2015)

Comment Letter on Participant Disclosure Deadline (April 20, 2015)

Joint Comment Letter on 408b2 Focus Group ICR (January 9, 2015)

Multi-Association Letter to Congress Re: 40th Anniversary of ERISA (September 30, 2014)

Summary of Final QLAC Regulations (July 2, 2014)

Comment Letter Re: Target Date Disclosure (July 2, 2014)

Letter to DOL Re: Comments on 408(b)(2) Guide Proposal (June 10, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to DOL Re: Proposed 408(b)(2) Guide Focus Groups (Posted May 13, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to DOL Re: Proposed 408(b)(2) Guide Requirement Amendment to Information Collection Request (Posted April 14, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to the NTIS Re: Limited Access Death Master File Subscriber Certification Form (March 24, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to Department of Commerce Re: Uninterrupted Access to Death Master File (Posted March 19, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to Department of Commerce Re: Uninterrupted Access to Death Master File (Posted January 31, 2014)

Letter to DOL Requesting Permanent Participant Disclosure Compliance Deadline Flexibility (January 27, 2014)

Letter to DOL Secretary Perez from Democratic Congressmen Re: Changes to Fiduciary Definition (Posted January 14, 2014)

Joint Committee on Taxation Description of President’s 2014 Budget Proposal (Posted January 2, 2014)

Joint Trades Letter to Treasury Re: DOMA Guidance (December 10, 2013)

Letter to SEC re: Money Market Fund Reforms Proposal (September 16, 2013)

Letter to OMB re: DOL’s Proposed Information Collection Request – Focus Groups and Survey Regarding Pension Benefit Statements (September 9, 2013)

Letter to DOL and Treasury Requesting Guidance for Retirement Plans Post-DOMA (August 15, 2013)

Letter to DOL re: Lifetime Income Illustrations ANPRM (July 31, 2013)

Joint Trades Letter to Senate Finance Committee Re: Preserving the Employer-Provided Retirement System (July 16, 2013)

Joint Trades Thank You Letter to DOL Re: Extension of Response Deadline for Lifetime Income Illustrations ANPRM (July 9, 2013)

Joint Trades Letter to DOL Requesting Extension of Response Deadline for Lifetime Income Illustrations ANPRM (June 18, 2013)

Letter to DOL Requesting Guidance About Timing of 404a-5 Participant Disclosures (June 10, 2013)

Statement to the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and Working Group on Pensions and Retirement Re: Certain Retirement Plan Related Provisions in the 2014 Budget Proposal (April 30, 2013) 

Joint Trade Groups’ Letter to Ways & Means Tax Reform Working Group Re: Preserving Tax Incentives for Retirement Plans (April 12, 2013)