Defined Contribution Plans

This broadly defined station houses posts about topics that encompass all types of employer-provided defined contribution plans — not just 401(k)s. These include plans in other countries, etc.

 

 

 

Defined Contribution Plans

Defined Contribution Plans

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of Employee Plans News, a periodic IRS newsletter, highlights recent developments concerning the IRS Employee Plans Determination Letter Program, as well as links to recent guidance and updated forms and publications. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The common conception that one works and saves for decades and then spends down those savings in retirement is not universally true, argue analysts at Vanguard in a recent study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

When an employee retires, that’s the end of the connection between the ex-employee and the former employer’s plan. Right? Not necessarily, say researchers at PIMCO. READ MORE

By Judy Miller1/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Jan. 28 on “Helping Americans Prepare for Retirement: Increasing Access, Participation and Coverage in Retirement Savings Plans.” READ MORE

By Andrew Remo1/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Current retirement savings policies continue to be under the wonk microscope in Washington D.C., and was the primary subject of an event at the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress last week. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The point has often been made that retirement plan tax “preferences” are a deferral of taxes, not a deduction — and now the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that impact on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Harkening back to a brief reference to benefit portability in the State of the Union address, the Obama Administration has announced its desire to extend Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) access to the private sector. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/12/2016 • 0 Comments

Retirement plan accounts benefited from higher deferrals and fewer plan loans in 2014, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/5/2016 • 0 Comments

It is something of a tradition this time of year to look back, to reminiscence about past events and lessons learned, and sometimes to look ahead. Here are some insights that should help lay the groundwork for a productive and prosperous 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Jan. 4 said it will issue guidance on revisions to the employee plans determination letter program regarding Cycle A elections, determination letter expiration dates, and extension of deadlines for certain defined contribution pre-approved plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Just before Christmas, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2029, a massive year-end spending and tax bill containing a number of provisions affecting health and retirement plans. Here’s what you may have missed. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirement seems close for some, but whether you’ve been saving or not, or not saving enough — here are six things Boomers need to know about saving for retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS issued a reminder in IR-2015-122 on Oct. 29 that those born before July 1, 1945 generally must receive payments from their IRAs by Dec. 31. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In the latest issue of Employee Plans News, the IRS provides comprehensive access to information concerning forms, correcting mistakes, plans and more that have been updated since the last issue of the newsletter.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued a report identifying which kinds of retirement plans have the highest takeup rates — ratios of participants vs. access.
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By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study of DB and DC plans goes a little farther than just comparing them — suggesting that the best approach may be to move past the debate over which one is better. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Diamonds may be forever, but apparently fiduciary liability for choosing annuities in a DC plan is not: That’s likely the most significant takeaway from Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2015-02. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Reports from the Senate Finance Committee’s five bipartisan tax working groups have been published, including policy options and recommendations on savings and investment. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans and 403(b) annuity arrangements with calendar year plans, take note: July 31, the deadline for filing the Form 5500, is right around the corner. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/18/2015 • 0 Comments

The June 17 Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee hearing provided ample illustration that the debate on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal is far from over. READ MORE

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