PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 4th, 2016
Happy Friday NewsDash readers! Will retirement plan sponsors feel the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy? One ERISA attorney says it shouldn’t have a big effect, and indeed, the high court has made some important decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In other news, the IRS has given retirement plan sponsors a sigh of relief about compliance questions on the new Form 5500 and has issued a warning to HR personnel about a new phishing scheme. Regular contributor Mike Barry discusses how the presidential candidates’ tax proposals could affect DC plans. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Editor's choice
Will Plan Sponsors Feel Effect of SCOTUS Vacancy?
An ERISA attorney feels the Supreme Court vacancy will not be filled before the end of President Obama’s term, but also says it shouldn’t have a big effect on retirement plan sponsors.Read more >
High Court Denies Review of N.J. Pension Contribution Case
This leaves in place a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that contributions agreed upon in 2011 pension reform are not enforceable.Read more >
ERISA Pre-empts State Requirements for Health Plans
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Vermont disclosure requirement couldn’t be imposed on a self-funded ERISA plan.Read more >
That CEO Request May Not Be from the CEO
The IRS has issued an alert about a phishing scheme involving W-2s.Read more >
Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online: Retirement Savings Tax Policy
How will Presidential candidate proposals affect the DC plan tax deal?Read more >
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EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee

For the second time in a little more than a week, a key Senate committee has advanced an important piece of retirement plan reform legislation for a vote by the full chamber.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit

The defendant in the case, CommonSpirit Health, was accused of committing fiduciary breaches in the provision of an active target-date fund suit—allegations rejected both in district court and on appeal.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
Some states are in more than one time zone.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”

Some may describe the arrival of the coronavirus as a “watershed moment.”

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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