PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 28th, 2016
Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! Of course the big news this week is the announcement of contribution and benefits limits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but there were also interesting developments in the courts. The AARP sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for an injunction on its final wellness program rules, and since we reported that, an attorney has added some clarity about one of the AARP’s allegations that may surprise some plan sponsors. In addition, another church plan sponsor agreed to settle its lawsuit this week. We review procedures for correcting for an improper vesting calculation when a participant receives a payment, and the IRS has issued compliance relief for plan sponsors affected by Hurricane Matthew. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
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Deals and People
2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards Nominations
The nomination period for our 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards ends 11/4.Read more >
AARP Sues for Injunction of EEOC Wellness Program Rules
Among other things, the lawsuit says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to adequately justify its reversal of position and ignored comments on the proposed rules that expressed concern.Read more >
Providence Health Agrees to Settle Church Plan Challenge
The parties in the case reached a settlement following an appellate court’s conclusion that only a church can establish a church plan.Read more >
Correcting for an Improper Vesting Calculation
If a retirement plan pays an ex-employee less than its vesting schedule required, it could lose its qualified status.Read more >
IRS Relaxes Loan and Hardship Procedures for Hurricane Matthew Victims
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that defined contribution (DC) employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Matthew and members of their families.Read more >
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2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce the 2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists.
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
It’s important for plan sponsors to define plan goals and what they are going to measure, and the defined metrics should be things they can influence.
2020 Recordkeeping Survey
CARES Act Considerations: CRDs, RMDs, Taxes and More

Between retirement reforms first created by the SECURE Act and then updated by the CARES Act, there is a lot of confusion about required minimum distribution deadlines and the tax treatment of coronavirus-related hardship withdrawals.

The NQDC Market

Data on number of plans, participants and liabilities by nonqualified plan type, and a listing of the largest providers of section 409A plans and section 457 plans.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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