Plan sponsors who are signatories to collective bargaining agreements agree to make contributions to their employees’ unions’ benefit funds, which generally include a welfare plan, a defined benefit pension plan, and a defined contribution annuity fund, among others.
Much like people who make a wish to be fit with the turkey wishbone after a Thanksgiving feast, many plan sponsors think that their INTENT to be a safe harbor plan is a sufficient defense when they have not met the requirements to be a safe harbor plan.
The 2014 plan limits were just released. Included in this blog is a chart that outlines the recently announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting retirement plans.
Inheriting a retirement account, whether in a qualified plan or an IRA, can lead to complicated decisions regarding the treatment of the account.
When entering into a relationship such as marriage, there are immediate changes in one’s life. One of those is, of course, the requirement to consent.
You may have asked yourself the title question after hearing ‘QNEC’ or ‘QMAC’ in a discussion related to ADP/ACP testing.
Failing to allow eligible employees to defer in an employee benefit plan can be very costly and result in plan disqualification.
Many of our retirement plan clients who receive a letter from the IRS indicating their plan is the lucky winner of the “You’ve Been Selected” contest […]
In my previous two blogs, I discussed qualified plan distribution options for my cousin Mike, my contemporary, and my Aunt Mary, a Baby Boomer.
In my previous blog, I discussed how my cousin Mike could receive a hardship distribution or a terminating distribution, even though he would not be able to avoid the early distribution penalty.