Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that PA 529 Investment Plan (PA 529 IP) account holders will see a substantial fee reduction as the result of Treasury renegotiating contracts with its record-keeper, Ascensus, and investment manager, Vanguard, bringing the program’s fees down to among the lowest for any comparable state plan.
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Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today convened the last of four public hearings to explore the state of retirement security in Pennsylvania. Today’s hearing focused on potential solutions to the looming retirement crisis. As part of the hearing, Treasury’s Task Force on Private Sector Retirement Security heard testimony from the state treasurers of Vermont, which introduced the first state-facilitated multiple-employer retirement plan in the nation and Oregon, which was the first state to launch an IRA program with automatic enrollment and payroll deduction, also known as an "auto-IRA.”
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the Bureau of Unclaimed Property is full of lonely hearts. Heart pendants, diamond rings, and dozens of necklaces are a sampling of the unclaimed items waiting in the Treasury Vault for Mr. or Ms. Rightful Heir.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that one year after launching a first-in-the-nation Transparency Portal, his office has gone live with increased capabilities that give taxpayers and policymakers expanded real-time access into how Commonwealth money is being spent.