The IRS has changed its position on lump-sum windows for retirees in pay status.
On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-49, which prohibits sponsors of qualified defined benefit plans from...more
The final rule gives greater leeway for the distribution deadline of annual participant disclosures.
In its 2010 participant disclosure rule for participant-directed individual account plans (Regulation 404a-5), the US...more
The 2015 Cromnibus and the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 solve some problems and raise others.
On December 16, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act...more
Plan sponsors have been granted limited relief to bring cash balance interest crediting rates into compliance.
On September 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final and proposed regulations for cash...more
Plan sponsors now know how and by when retirement plans must comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor.
The IRS has released its long-awaited guidance on the effective date by which qualified retirement...more
In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether investments in employer stock are entitled to a “prudence presumption” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...more
Guidance provides temporary relief from the August deadline for annual disclosures by participant-directed plans.
On July 22, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2013-02 (the Bulletin),...more
Advisory opinion on "plan asset" issue lays out factors for fiduciary consideration.
On July 3, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Advisory Opinion 2013-03A, which discusses whether a bookkeeping account for...more
Sponsors of 457(b) plans may receive questionnaires aimed at identifying noncompliance issues.
On June 3, the Employee Plans Compliance Unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the creation of its Section...more
The IRS releases new procedures and sample plan language to assist 403(b) plan sponsors in obtaining pre-approval of 403(b) plan documents and to ensure documentary compliance with 403(b) requirements....more
New rules signal relief for financially sound plans and plan sponsors and are consistent with PBGC's section 4062(e) enforcement policy for "plant shutdown" liability....more
IRS amends EPCRS, significantly affecting 403(b) plans, and issues guidance to assist 403(b) plan sponsors in identifying and correcting defects....more
American Taxpayer Relief Act extends the existing, limited in-plan Roth conversion option to all amounts under plans that allow elective deferrals, including those amounts not yet eligible for distribution.
New provisions for correcting operational and plan document errors take effect on April 1.
On December 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) through...more
No action will be taken against creditworthy companies or small pension plans; no financial guarantees will be required for approximately 92% of applicable employer-plan sponsors.
On November 2, the Pension Benefit...more