Newsletter Articles

 

We’ve archived a series of our Benefit Insights newsletters to help answer questions you might have about the operation and administration of retirement plans, as well as periodic legislative changes.

You’ll find new articles here every quarter.

Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Missing Participants: Ready or Not Here I Come! | Safe Harbor: A Cure For Your Testing Headaches | Looking to Maximize Savings? Cash Balance Could Be the Answer! | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans  Missing Participants: Ready or Not, Here I Come!...

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Retirement Planning is a Team SportCongratulations! | It’s a Retirement Plan! | Department of Labor Issues Cybersecurity Guidance | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans Retirement Planning is a Team Sport Some would say that retirement plan...

Special Edition 2020

Special Edition 2020

The end of the year is quickly approaching which means annual data collection requests for many plan sponsors. We all know the drill by now, annual census data, an employer questionnaire, and plan asset information. While this process may be all too familiar for some plan sponsors and their advisors, due to the ongoing

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

On October 26, 2020, the IRS announced the Cost of Living Adjustments affecting the dollar limitations for retirement plans. Contribution and benefit increases are intended to allow participant contributions and benefits to keep up with the “cost of living” from year to year. Here are the highlights from the 2021 limits:

The SECURE Act Reminders

The SECURE Act Reminders

With so much discussion surrounding the CARES Act, it is easy to forget that 2019 brought us some of the most significant changes to retirement plan law since the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. This legislation came to us by virtue of The Setting Every...

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans

1st December 2020 Participant Notices Annual notices due for safe harbor elections, Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIA), and Automatic Contribution Arrangements (EACA or QACA). 31st ADP/ACP Corrections Deadline for a plan to make ADP/ACP corrective...