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October 28th, 2016

Retirement Plan Deferral Limit Unchanged for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017 in Notice 2016-62. The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains unchanged at $18,000.Read more >

Plan Sponsor of the Year Nomination Deadline Approaching

The deadline for making nominations for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards is November 4.Read more >

Addressing the Most Serious DC Plan Leakage Problem

Providers, industry groups and regulators agree efforts are needed to reduce defined contribution retirement plan cashouts.Read more >
Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group will field your questions concerning 403(b) plans and regulations. Email rebecca.moore@strategic-i.com with Subject Ask the Experts

Providence Health Agrees to Settle Church Plan Challenge

Provident Health & Services has agreed to pay $351 million to settle a lawsuit challenging the church plan status of its pension plan.Read more >

NTSA Supports Extending Fiduciary Rule to Governmental 403(b)s

The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has formally affirmed its support for a fiduciary standard for all not-for-profit organizations, and the extension of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule to governmental 403(b) plans and participants.Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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