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4Q18: Congressional Action on Improving Retirement Plans

Fourth Quarter 2018
By Fred Reish

How might retirement plans be improving?


While the front pages of newspapers are filled with stories of political division in Washington, D.C., there is a bipartisan effort to craft legislation that would improve retirement outcomes for American workers. It’s not clear whether this legislation will get through Congress this year; however, because of the bipartisan support, it is likely to become the law this year or next.


Fred Reish is an ERISA attorney whose practice focuses on fiduciary responsibility, retirement income, and plan operational issues. He has been recognized as one of the “legends” of the retirement industry by both PLANADVISER magazine and PLANSPONSOR magazine.

The views expressed here are those of Fred Reish. They should not be construed as investment advice or as the views of Hartford Funds or the employees of Hartford Funds. They are based on available information and are subject to change without notice. The information above is intended as general information and is not intended to provide, nor may it be construed as providing, tax, accounting or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, please consult with your tax or legal counsel for advice. This material and/or its contents are current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Fred Reish.

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