Key Provisions in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Defined Contribution Plans


While the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) began life as defined benefit funding reform legislation and contains many changes to defined benefit plans, it also contains a number of provisions dealing with 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. This brief overview highlights a few of the key PPA provisions applicable to single employer defined contribution plans, including, among others, provisions relating to employer securities, default investments, automatic enrollment arrangements and vesting.

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