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week ending January 31st, 2020
PLANSPONSOR offers a variety of in-depth articles—originally reported and unique pieces of content that examine the most pressing topics for retirement plan sponsors, across the areas of compliance, investing, administration and more. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend includes different administration topics—from the basics to the more complex. Please share what you learn with your colleagues. Have a great weekend!
Editor's Choice
Administration
Plan Sponsors Have Multiple Options for Creating Income Streams for Participants
Annuities should be considered, and the type to offer in a DC plan depends on several factors.
Administration
Performing an Effective Benchmarking of Plan Advisers
An analysis of advisers’ skills and services helps in finding those with higher skill sets, and those who offer much more value for plan sponsors.
Administration
Components of Annuity Pricing
The costs of annuities depends on the type and the amount of flexibility.
Administration
Retirement Plan Features to Consider Pruning
Some features make administration unnecessarily difficult, while others could derail participants’ retirement readiness.
Administration
Mechanics of DB Plan QDROs Differ From Those for DC Plans
There are different paths for getting the right benefits to the right people when a plan participant divorces.
Popular Reads
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.
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.
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
SECURE Act Eases Paths for DB Plans
A new minimum age for in-service withdrawals and permanent nondiscrimination testing relief ease plan sponsors’ ability to keep older employees and protect their benefits.
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