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week ending December 6th, 2019
There are a number of compliance deadlines for retirement plan sponsors at the end of the year. Looking ahead, the IRS has revealed the Required Amendments List for 2019. The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration is diligent in its enforcement efforts, but plan sponsors can also turn to it for help and guidance. And, it’s not just multinational employers that need to understand and potentially comply with the European Union’s strict data privacy laws. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Compliance
2019 ERISA Plan Compliance Calendar
A schedule to help plan sponsors track important due dates for their plan
Compliance
2019 Required Amendments List Published by IRS
Covered in this year’s required amendments list are new hardship withdrawal rules and a new regulation impacting certain cash balance pension plans.
Compliance
DOL Enforcement Efforts Are Wide-Ranging
While the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration is diligent in protecting employees’ benefits, plan sponsors can also turn to it for help and guidance.
Compliance
Information Copies of 2019 Form 5500 Published by DOL
Among other notable changes, the Form 5500’s Line 23 has been revised to eliminate mortality table options that are not available after 2018.
Compliance
What U.S. Retirement Plans Should Know About GDPR
It’s not just multinational employers that need to understand and potentially comply with the European Union’s strict data privacy laws.
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Compliance
CARES Act Passes Congress, Including Retirement Plan Relief
Plan sponsors who have faced regional natural disasters will be familiar with many of the relief provisions adopted by Congress, from the suspension of required minimum distributions to the doubling of loan limits.
Ask the Experts
Coronavirus-Related Distributions From 403(b) and Governmental 457(b) Plans
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Compliance
Retirement Plan Provisions Included in Senate’s Stimulus Package
Among other things, the bill would allow for targeted, penalty-free access to tax-qualified accounts for those hit hardest by the health crisis.
Administration
Plan Sponsors Facing Difficult Decisions During Coronavirus Pandemic
Stopping employer matching contributions, laying off employees, adjusting DB plan contributions; plan sponsors need to understand the effects of each decision.
Benefits
Employers Can Offer More Student Loan Repayment Help to Employees
The CARES Act allows employers to contribute toward employees’ student loan debt tax-free to employees, and employees need guidance on what they can and should do about deferring payments.
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