Tag: 401(k) plans

Performance of 401(K) Plans And Sponsors’ Profitability May Be Correlated

We recently reported that employer-sponsored 401(k) plans with above-average performance criteria are likely to be offered by companies that have 20-percent to 80-percent higher corporate profitability than companies with average-rated plans. This was all according to new T. Rowe Price research. Today we have new analysis of that report by our Benefits Editor, Jane Meacham.

IRS Endorses Forfeitures for QNEC, QMAC Contributions in Final Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department on July 20 issued final regulations amending the definitions of qualified nonelective contribution (QNEC) and qualified matching contribution (QMAC) for employer-sponsored retirement plans to resolve questions about whether participant forfeitures can be used to fund QNECs and QMACs.

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Tax Reform Extends Participant Plan Loan Offset Payment Period

Defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors should be aware of a change under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that extends the period during which a participant may pay the amount of an “offset” of an outstanding 401(k) plan loan to another qualifying plan or individual retirement account (IRA) to accomplish a tax-free rollover of […]

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401(k) 101: A Benefit for Employers and Employees Alike

In this article, we’ll look at some of the key benefits 401(k)s provide to both employees and employers, as well as some important practical considerations. Many thanks to Arris Murphy, J.D., Contributing Editor to BLR’s The 401(k) Handbook, from which the material for this piece originated.

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401(k) Expenses Lower in 2016 Due to Demand for Passive Funds, Price Wars

Remaining informed and aware of investing trends is one of the many duties that come with being an employer plan sponsor or serving on a plan’s investment committee. As average fund fees continue their slide from investors seeking lower-cost funds and price wars among some providers, it’s useful to understand what’s behind this trend. At […]