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Ben Affleck's Batman Is Retiring His Cape: What About Your Employees?
I waded through a slew of this week's entertainment, past a bunch of Kardashian-related bunk, and noticed an announcement that Ben Affleck is retiring from playing Batman.
United States
27 Feb 2019
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Federal Court Rules Against Naming Service Provider In Fiduciary Responsibility Case
The spotlight that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has shined on fiduciary duties for retirement plans has heightened awareness among plan sponsors and their third-party administrators (TPAs).
United States
 
6 Feb 2018
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Latest Trends Survey Discloses Fees, Remain DC Plans' Greatest Concern
The latest edition of a widely watched consulting firm survey of defined contribution retirement plan trends found that plan sponsors continue to focus intensely on fees, even though these expenses...
United States
 
1 Feb 2018
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ERISA, Other DOL Penalties Increased For 2018
Maximum penalties for violating many employment and benefits laws were increased as part of an inflation adjustment rule published January 2 (83 Fed. Reg. 7) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
United States
26 Jan 2018
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IRS Issues 2018 COLAs
In Notice 2017-64, the Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) being made to various limitations applicable to retirement plans for 2018.
United States
25 Oct 2017
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Supreme Court Decision Offers Some Relief To Church-Affiliated Nonprofits Using ERISA Church Plan Exemption
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton serves as a reminder to church-affiliated hospitals and other organizations using the ERISA church plan exemption to review the basis for their plans' exemptions and their plan governance structures.
United States
22 Jun 2017
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Multiemployer Pension Plans: Section 1405 – Limitation On Withdrawal Liability
Executive Summary: In a recent decision involving a withdrawal liability assessment by a multiemployer pension plan, an arbitrator reduced the assessment by approximately 50 percent...
United States
1 Mar 2017
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DOL Issues Long-Awaited New Rule Governing Retirement Investment Advisors
On April 6, 2016, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-awaited final rule expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under ERISA as well as the duties of investment advisors who qualify as fiduciaries thereunder. In addition, the DOL issued two related prohibited transaction exemptions that have the effect of minimizing the compliance burden imposed on investment advisors who now, under the final rule, qualify as fiduciaries, by (1) permitting firms to receive certain common types of
United States
14 Apr 2016
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2016 Cost Of Living Increases Are Rare
On October 21, 2015, in Information Release 2015-118, the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments to various dollar limitations under the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code")...
United States
3 Nov 2015
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Multiemployer Pension Plans - Withdrawal Liability Is Mounting
There are approximately 1,400 multiemployer pension plans and nearly 10 percent are projected to become insolvent within the next 15 years.
United States
30 Jul 2015
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Labor Department Proposes Fiduciary Conflict Of Interest Rules — Again
On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued the long-awaited re-proposal of its regulation expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA)...
United States
22 Apr 2015
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IRS Announces 2015 Cost-Of-Living Increases To Benefit Plan Limits
On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting the limitations applicable to pension and other retirement plans, in IR 2014-99.
United States
25 Oct 2014
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IRS Announces Section 409A Compliance Initiative Project
An IRS official announced that the IRS has created a compliance initiative project (CIP) for Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
25 Jun 2014
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When Is A Retirement Account Not A Retirement Account?
When it's an inherited IRA and the owner is bankrupt.
United States
24 Jun 2014
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Calendar Year Plans Need To File Form 5500 By July 31, 2014
Administrators or sponsors of employee benefit plans subject to ERISA generally must file information regarding each benefit plan every year.
United States
8 May 2014
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A Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plan Means Big Trouble For Your Company
You can hardly pick up a newspaper or business magazine today without reading about the staggering costs of defined benefit multiemployer plans, both public and private, and the impact on companies, their workers and lenders.
United States
4 Oct 2013
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Labor Department Signs On To State-Of-Celebration Rule For Same-Sex Marriages
The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued Technical Release 2013-04, adopting the treatment of same-sex marriages for purposes of ERISA that was recently prescribed for tax purposes by the IRS.
United States
25 Sep 2013
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Supreme Court Set To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases involving the issue of same-sex marriage; the Second Circuit's decision finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and a Ninth Circuit Decision striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage.
United States
20 Dec 2012
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PBGC Announces Pilot Program To Target ERISA 4062(e) Enforcement Efforts To At-Risk Pension Plans
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") has adopted a new pilot program to enforce section 4062(e) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") that targets at-risk pension plans.
United States
15 Nov 2012
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IRS Announces 2013 Cost-Of-Living Increases To Pension Plan Limits
On October 18, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting various limitations applicable to pension and other retirement plans.
United States
23 Oct 2012
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