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The Retirement Plan Landscape – A Look Into the Future

Richard Rausser By Richard Rausser

Over the course of the last year there have been seismic shifts in the retirement plan landscape – SECURE Act, CARES Act, numerous additional notices from the IRS and DOL, not to mention recently proposed new legislation.

Learn what’s new and changing in the retirement plan landscape. 

Key Items

  • The SECURE Act – provisions effective in 2021
  • The CARES Act – highlights from the Act and recent IRS notices clarifying certain provisions
  • The Final DOL Rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments
  • The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 (SSRA)


Richard Rausser
Richard Rausser

Richard W. Rausser has more than 30 years of experience in the retirement benefits industry. He is Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership at Pentegra, a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing to organizations nationwide. Rich is responsible for helping to shape and define Pentegra’s viewpoint on workplace retirement plans, plan design strategy, retirement success and employee savings trends. His work is used by employers, employees, advisors, policymakers and the media to produce successful outcomes for American workers.  In addition, Rich is responsible for Pentegra’s Defined Benefit line of business, which includes a team of Actuaries and other retirement plan professionals as well as Pentegra’s BOLI line of business.  He is a frequent speaker on retirement benefit topics; a Certified Pension Consultant (CPC); a Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA); a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA); and a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Ursinus College.