Impact of ARPA on Multiemployer Pension Plans

Although not a permanent solution, ARPA includes important relief for eligible multiemployer pension plans and provides plan sponsors with an opportunity to return to a state of solvency that may not have been possible otherwise.

2022-04-27T14:37:52-04:00April 19, 2022|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , , |

Performing a 401(k) Retirement Plan Self-checkup

When an employer sponsors a retirement plan for its employees, it must carefully consider, and continually monitor, the plan provisions.

2021-09-29T14:13:58-04:00September 28, 2021|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Plan Design and Administration, Retirement|Tags: |

Missing Participants in a Retirement Plan

A retirement plan is required to maintain contact information for participants and beneficiaries who are owed a benefit under the plan.

American Rescue Plan Act Provides Aid to Pension Plans

The American Rescue Plan Act provides significant aid and funding for suffering pension plans, in part through direct financial assistance.

Don’t Overlook Advantageous Provisions of the SECURE Act

Although the 2019 SECURE Act was the most significant retirement plan policy legislation in over 10 years, its provisions have been somewhat in the background due to COVID-19. We've highlighted the following provisions that plan sponsors and employers without a plan may want to consider now.

How the New Employee Benefit Plan Auditing Standard (SAS No. 136) Will Impact Plan Audits

Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 prescribes certain new performance requirements for an audit of financial statements of employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and changes the form and content of the related auditor's report. Read more.

2021-07-29T10:21:20-04:00February 26, 2021|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

IRS Issues Guidance on 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

IRS guidance on the 15% maximum on automatic contributions, 401(k) and 403(b) plan safe harbor requirements and plan loan offset rollovers. Source: RSM US LLP. 

2021-03-08T10:29:05-05:00January 28, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , , |
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