Tag: defined contribution plans

Small Plans Seeking Help of Advisers

Aaron Friedman, national practice leader, tax-exempt, at Principal in West Palm Beach, Florida, says “small and mid-sized plans are very much in need of advisers because they don’t have dedicated human resources personnel or expertise on plan administration."

PBGC Expands Missing Participants Program

Beginning in January, terminating DC plans will have the option of transferring missing participants’ benefits to PBGC instead of establishing an individual retirement account (IRA) at a financial institution.

CIT’s Costs Attract Institutional Investors

A report from Cerulli Associates states the primary reason an institutional investor seeks out a CIT is the fact that it can often gain more favorable pricing compared to using other vehicles.

What Is a True-Up Match?

Though not a required contribution, defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors may want to offer a true-up match to help participants maximize their savings for the year.

(b)lines Ask the Experts – Questions to Skip on Form 5500

“As we are preparing to finalize our 2016 Form 5500s in time for the extended deadline, a colleague of mine has stated that there are some questions on the form that it would appear that we should answer, but that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has actually suggested we skip. That sounds bizarre to me; is that possible?”