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Nov 2019

Compliance Alert: IRS Announces New Retirement Plan Limits for 2020

On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced the new 2020 retirement plan limits. The applicable cost of living index increased sufficiently, allowing many standard limits to increase for 2020. The elective deferral limit under 402(g), for example, increased by $500 to $19,500. Similarly, the catch-up def…

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Oct 2019

Are Negative Interest Rates Coming to the U.S.?

Negative interest rates were originally intended to help boost an ailing European economy and have become widespread. Is it only a matter of time before the U.S. gets sucked into the global trend of negative yielding debt?

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Sep 2019

Compliance Alert: The Hardship Regulations are Final

On Thursday, September 19th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finalized the hardship regulations that were previously issued in proposed form on November 9, 2018. While finalized regulations often differ from proposed regulations, due to the IRS considering written comments, these final regulation…

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Aug 2019

403(b) Retirement Plan Fee Litigation: An Update

With numerous universities and healthcare systems sued over retirement plan fees and breach of fiduciary responsibility since 2016, fee litigation has become an important topic for retirement plan sponsors.

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