Anne S. Becker

Anne S. Becker

McDermott Will & Emery

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401(k) Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Face an Alarming Number of Stable Value Fund and Other Class Action Lawsuits

In the last several months, plaintiffs have filed multiple class action lawsuits against plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and stable value fund providers. These lawsuits, which have involved 401(k) plans sponsored by large...more

6/1/2016 - 401k Benefit Plan Sponsors Breach of Duty Class Action Duty of Loyalty Duty of Prudence ERISA Fiduciary Duty Investment Adviser Investment Management Investor Protection Retirement Plan

Second Circuit Applies Stricter Rules for a Plan Administrator’s Noncompliance with Benefit Claims Regulations

In Depth - On April 12, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Halo v. Yale Health Plan, 2016 WL 1426291 (2d Cir. Apr. 12, 2016), addressed various issues that could arise during a plan administrator’s...more

5/21/2016 - Administrative Review Appeals Burden of Proof Civil Monetary Penalty Claim Procedures Corporate Counsel De Novo Standard of Review Denial of Benefits DOL Employee Benefits ERISA Plan Administrators Standard of Review

IRS Announces Additional Changes in Determination Letter Program

The Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) recently issued Notice 2016-03 (the Notice) addressing three topics and expanding on its earlier announcement of major changes in the determination letter program for individually...more

2/4/2016 - Defined Contribution Plans Determination Letter Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS Pre-approval Retirement Plan

Increase in PBGC Premiums Effective for 2017 and Later Years

President Barack Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Budget Act), which raised Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premium rates beginning in 2017....more

12/3/2015 - Bipartisan Budget Defined Benefit Plans PBGC Pensions Premiums

Recent IRS Guidance Prohibits Lump-Sum Windows for Pension Retirees, Updates Pension Mortality Tables for 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued two significant notices for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension plans, particularly those considering lump-sum windows as a “de-risking” option for their plans....more

9/3/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors De-Risking Defined Benefit Plans Funding Requirements Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS Lump Sum Offers Lump Sum Payments New Guidance PBGC Pensions Private Letter Rulings Section 401 U.S. Treasury

IRS Releases Highly Anticipated Cash Balance Plan Regulations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released long-awaited final regulations (the Final Regulations) with respect to market rates of return and related Pension Protection...more

10/17/2014 - Equity Plans Final Rules Hybrid Plan IRS Pension Protection Act of 2006 U.S. Treasury

Camp Tax Reform Proposal Could Impact Executive Compensation

On February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the Camp Proposal), which would simplify the Internal Revenue Code and...more

3/19/2014 - Corporate Taxes Deferred Compensation Executive Compensation IRS Tax Reform

DOL Issues Initial Guidance Describing Proposed Lifetime Retirement Income Notices

New guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aims to help participants and beneficiaries with the “decumulation” phase of retirement planning by requiring sponsors to provide illustrations of lifetime retirement...more

6/26/2013 - DOL IRS Notice Requirements Retirement Plan Safe Harbors

DOL Issues Guidance on MAP-21 Annual Funding Notice Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance on the new disclosure requirements for single-employer defined benefit plans under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Plan...more

4/1/2013 - Annual Funding Notices Disclosure Requirements DOL ERISA Plan Administrators

DOL Releases Informal Guidance Addressing Fiduciary Responsibilities With Respect to Target Date Funds

Recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidance underscores the need for plan fiduciaries to rigorously examine and monitor target date fund (TDFs), and potentially explore the use of custom or non-proprietary TDFs....more

3/18/2013 - DOL Due Diligence Fiduciary Duty SEC

IRS Releases Draft Revised Form 5300 and Instructions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a draft revised Form 5300 and its instructions. Form 5300, the Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan, is generally used to request an IRS determination...more

12/5/2012 - Employee Benefits IRS Retirement Section 401 Section 501

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