Understanding the hierarchy of regulations and how plan sponsors should interpret seemingly conflicting ones.
Currently, America has a retirement plan coverage gap, a retirement savings gap and a guaranteed income gap, which plan sponsors and lawmakers need to address to avoid a retirement crisis.
“I am aware from a prior Ask the Experts column that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 made some changes to the hardship distribution rules?
The market has become more blended, with the emergence of “hybrid” organizations capable of delivering on both deep NQDC-specific expertise and plan administration, the 2018 PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey finds.
The 5th Circuit officially vacates the fiduciary rule.
Michael Barry, president of October Three (O3) Plan Advisory Services LLC, discusses support for—and some opposition against—providing lifetime income disclosures to DC plan participants.
“Is a custodial account 403(b) plan under IRC 403(b)(7) an “eligible retirement plan” for purposes of the direct rollover rules? Would it matter if the custodial 403(b) were the distributing or the receiving plan?”
Following IRS regulations for 403(b) plans passed in 2007, many vendors (recordkeepers) exited the business.
The 2018 PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey has found smaller plans tend to align with adviser-centric recordkeepers or those supplying core business services—e.g., payroll—while larger plans migrate toward providers offering proprietary, and customizable, platforms.
“I work for a 403(b) plan sponsor, and have recently encountered a situation when a few individuals have front-loaded their elective deferrals to the 403(b) plan, so that have recently met the 402(g) limit, even though were are less than halfway through the year.
A recap of presentations and discussions during the 2018 PLANSPONSOR National Conference.
Thomas White, partner at Rimon Law, discusses how plan sponsors should consider ESG investments following the DOL’s latest guidance.
Target-date funds and defined contribution plans hold more assets now than ever before—putting pressure on plan sponsors to understand all the types of risk that can derail participants’ savings.
“I used to work for a private tax-exempt organization, but I recently took a job with a public university. In the 457(b) plan that it sponsors, all employees are allowed to participate.
The DOL views them as plan investments.
“I have heard that a Roth 403(b) can actually help participants maximize their after-tax retirement benefit. If this is true, can the Experts assist me with the math as to why?”