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Reed Smith To Offer Opinion Letters To Replace IRS Determination Letter
Reed Smith will offer plan sponsors a law firm opinion letter, similar to a determination letter, on the continued qualified status of an individually designed plan document.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Executive Action Regarding Dodd-Frank And The Fiduciary Rule
On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered a review of the Department of Labor (the "DOL") Conflict of Interest Rule (the "Fiduciary Rule") scheduled to become effective April 10, 2017...
United States
20 Feb 2017
IRS Overhauls Determination Letter Process For Individually Designed Plans
Currently, individually designed retirement plans are subject to a five-year determination letter cycle, which is generally based on the last digit of the plan sponsor's Employer Identification Number ("EIN").
United States
31 Jul 2015
New Hybrid Pension Plan Guidance
The IRS recently issued new final and proposed regulations that provide welcome guidance to sponsors of hybrid pension plans. Hybrid pension plans, such as cash balance plans and pension equity plans, are defined benefit plans that have some of the characteristics of defined contribution plans.
United States
21 Oct 2014
The DOMA Decision – IRS Guidance On Application To Retirement Plans
There have been many questions regarding the recognition of same-sex spouses for qualified retirement plan purposes.
United States
10 Apr 2014
IRS Permits Mid-Year Changes to 401(k) Safe Harbor Contributions
On November 14, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations that permit mid-year reductions or suspensions of safe harbor nonelective contributions, and that modify the rules permitting mid-year reductions or suspensions of safe harbor matching contributions, to 401(k) plans (the "Final Regulations").
United States
19 Nov 2013
PBGC Issues Proposed Rule On Reportable Events
On April 3, 2013, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") issued a proposed rule amending its existing reportable events rule.
United States
1 May 2013
IRS Releases 2012 Limitations For Pension And Welfare Benefit Plans
For the first time since 2008, the IRS has announced increases in many of the limits associated with qualified retirement plans.
United States
31 Oct 2011
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