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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.
Popular Reads
Compliance
DOL ESG Proposal Throws a Cloud Over Prior Guidance
The proposed regulation seems to create stricter limits for ESG investing in retirement plans, but experts say it is not all doom and gloom for plan sponsors and participants who want these investments.
Compliance
Lawsuit Says Plan Fiduciaries Should Have Chosen Less Expensive CITs
Though the majority of investment options for Estee Lauder’s 401(k) are CITs, the lawsuit argues the TDFs are more expensive private label CITs.
Opinions
COVID-19 Compliance Corner: IRS Expands CRD Eligibility and Clarifies Loan Rules
Each week, Carol Buckmann, with Cohen & Buckmann P.C., will explain legislative provisions or official guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic that affect retirement and health plan sponsors.
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
TRA acquires retirement plan administrator and Compass Advisors names retirement services director.
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