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.

Cycle 3 Plan Document Restatements

Cycle 3 Plan Document Restatements

Approximately every six years, the IRS requires that pre-approved qualified retirement plans update (or restate) their plan document to reflect recent legislative and regulatory changes. Plan restatements are divided into staggered six-year cycles depending on the...

Cost of Living Adjustments for 2021

Cost of Living Adjustments for 2021

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...

Understanding the CARES Act, Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans, Ask the Experts

Understanding the CARES Act, Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans, Ask the Experts

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a massive relief bill for those suffering as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, was signed into law. Besides the generalized financial relief afforded to individuals, as well as loans and other concessions for businesses, the bill includes the following provisions to help participants and employer sponsors of retirement plans.

How the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines

How the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines

On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law.

The SECURE Act represents some of the most significant changes to retirement plan law since the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, over thirteen years ago. The provisions of the Act are broad ranging and span many different effective dates.

IRS Announces Limits for 2020 | Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan Design | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans (12/31) | The Final Rule on Hardship Distributions

IRS Announces Limits for 2020 | Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan Design | Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans (12/31) | The Final Rule on Hardship Distributions

On November 6th, 2019, the IRS announced the cost of living adjustments affecting the dollar limitations for retirement plans.
Contribution and benefit increases are based on a calculated change in the Consumer Price Index and are intended to allow participant contributions and benefits to keep up with the “cost of living” from year to year. Here are some highlights from the 2020 changes: