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MEPs have been in the news lately, particularly as plan sponsors seek to protect themselves from litigation related to fees and fund offerings by joining forces with other employers to achieve economies of scale. What must employers consider before joining an MEP?Read more
In a recent amicus brief, higher education membership associations came to the defense of 403(b) plans in general, asserting that 403(b) plans are very different from their 401(k) counterparts.Read more
The recently enacted tax reform legislation has prompted a great deal of focus on pass-through entities. And for good reason: the pass-through provision affects many types of entities from a tax perspective, and may also have an impact on retirement plans.Read more
In order to provide spending to keep the government operating and avoid another government shutdown, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on February 9, 2018 (the government was technically shut down for several hours). While this piece of legislation was not remotely relat…Read more
After much anticipation, the new year brings with it a new tax law. We explore some of the provisions of the new law that could affect retirement plan investors.Read more
The 2018 401(k) ERISA Retirement Plan Compliance Calendar highlights the critical compliance deadlines for ERISA 401k(k) defined contribution retirement plans. While we have covered all of the major dates, some may only apply to particular plan types (and are noted accordingly) and th…Read more
The 2018 Retirement Plan Compliance Calendar highlights critical compliance deadlines for defined contribution retirement plans. While we have covered all of the major dates, some may only apply to particular plan types (and are noted accordingly) and there may be additional deadlines for speci…Read more
Today, the American Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump. While there is little effect on retirement plans, most provisions will be effective in less than 10 days.Read more
With the holiday season upon us and the New Year fast approaching, we explore five trends that will be popular with retirement plan sponsors in 2018.Read more