An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Counsel Advice memo issued to assist counsel in one of the agency’s regional offices provides two ways missed 401(k) loan payments can be handled without taxing the participant in plans permitting a cure period for such skipped payments. The guidance—while neither a precedent or legally binding—may be beneficial for […]
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Interest in transferring pension risk off their balance sheets and on to insurance companies appear to be accelerating among U.S. defined benefit (DB) retirement plan sponsors, according to a recent poll conducted by insurer MetLife. The poll’s results lead MetLife to predict 2017 will be “another very robust year of [pension risk transfer] market activity.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released guidance on its advice provided by determination letters and private letter rulings reflecting several changes that took effect January 1.
The U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) has added two more conditions to the list of early warning factors that it watches and believes may endanger the funding of single-employer defined benefit (DB) retirement plans.
by Jane Meacham The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in its first “Required Amendments (RA) List” on December 13, 2016, informed individually designed employer-sponsored retirement plans about required amendments for 2016 that may be needed to reflect changes and ensure the plans keep their qualified status. In the release, IRS Notice 2016-80, the agency also said […]