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Monday, October 24, 2016

2017 Plan Limits

On October 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items for Tax Year 2017.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Capital Preservation Options in DC Plans

Capital preservation investment choices in the post-money market reform world

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DOL Best Contract Exemption

The final fiduciary rule made a number of changes and clarifications to the originally proposed rule in April 2015 and is released along with the following set of exemptions.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

DOL Redefines Fiduciary

This document provides a summary review of this new rule.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Amendment to and Partial Revocation of Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 84–24

This document amends and partially revokes Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 84–24, an exemption from certain prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Chart Illustrating DOL Conflict of Interest Proposal to Final

The following chart shows some of the most commonly raised issues and how the DOL addresses them.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Definition of the Term “Fiduciary”; Conflict of Interest Rule-Retirement Investment Advice - 29 CFR Parts 2509, 2510, and 2550

This document contains a final regulation defining who is a “fiduciary” of an ERISA or as a result of giving investment advice to a plan or its participants or beneficiaries. The final rule also applies to the definition of a “fiduciary” of a plan (including an individual retirement account under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Best Interest Contract Exemption - 29 CFR Part 2550

This document contains an exemption from certain prohibited transactions provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs

This document contains an exemption from certain prohibited transactions provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

2016 Qualified Retirement Plan Limits & Social Security Adjustments

On October 21, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items for Tax Year 2016. On October 21, 2015, the Social Security Administration announced that there is no increase in the cost of living adjustment.

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