Newsletters

Introducing the NEW, quarterly Newsletter! Read the 3rd Quarter newsletter, or check out some of our past newsletters!

Confidence Levels Highest Among
Retirees, Workers with Retirement Plans
3rd Quarter –September 2017
Retirement Plan Rx June 2017
April 2017 – Benefit Communications in an Electronic World April 2017
February 2017 Dealing with Uncashed Distribution Checks & Missing Participants February 2017
December 2016 Rules and Taxation of 401(k) Plan Distributions December 2016
October 2016 Keeping Abreast of Plan Loan Rules October 2016
August 2016 DOL Issues New Fiduciary Ruling August 2016
June 2016 Fun with Forfeitures June 2016
April 2016 A Fresh Look at Your Form 5500 Filing April 2016
February 2016 Part-Time Employees in 401(k) Plans February 2016
December 2015 Determining Retirement Plan Compensation December 2015
November 2015 A Plan Fiduciary’s Responsibilities November 2015
August 2015 The IRS is Back with Some Brand New Corrections August 2015
June 2015 The Best Plan to Drive Your Retirement Needs  June 2015
April 2015 Automatic Enrollment in 401(k) Plans April 2015
February 2015 Timing is Everything February 2015
December 2014 Year-End Compliance Testing December 2014
Hardship Distributions from 401k Plans October 2014
The Ultimate Plan Sponsor Checklist August 2014
Ready of Not, Here it Comes..PPA Restatements June 2014
The Continuing Evolution of the Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan April 2014
Boomerang Employees Rehires and Retirement Plans February 2014
Down with DOMA December 2013
How Do You Spell Relief E-P-C-R-S October 2013
Cross-Testing The Right Tool for Many Jobs August 2013
Under Control or Out of Control June 2013
When Good Loans Go Bad April 2013
Don’t Let Missing Participants and Small Balances Become a Big Problem February 2013
The IRS Meets Letterman December 2012
How to Survive a Visit From the IRS or DOL October 2012
Top Heavy Impact on 401(k) Plans August 2012
Fiduciary Fact or Fiction June 2012
The Final Fee Disclosure Regulations Have Arrived April 2012
At Your Service February 2012
Increasing 401k Plan Participation December 2011
Participant Fee Disclosure Requirements for Individual Account Plans October 2011
Should They Stay or Should They Go Dealing with Terminated Participants August 2011
Fiduciary Liability for Participant Direct Plans June 2011
Don’t Let the QDRO be Worse Than the Marriage April 2011
Do You Know Who Your Employees Are February 2011
Plan Year End To Do List December 2010
Record Retention October 2010
Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan Offers Many Advantages August 2010
Roth 401(k) FAQs June 2010
When Should the Check be in the Mail April 2010
Participants are on a Need to Know Basis and they Need to Know February 2010
Mandatory Electronic Filing Applies to Form 5500 Soon! December 2009
Voluntary Corrections for Qualified Plans October 2009
Plan Distributions Are on the Rise August 2009
ERISA Fiduciary Responisibilities June 2009
Layoffs Can Result in a Partial Plan Termination Requiring 100% Vesting April 2009
Payment Options for Plan Expenses February 2009
The Hidden Pension Trap December 2008
Timely Deposit of Plan Contributions October 2008
EGTRRA Restatements the Time Has Come August 2008
Solving 401(k) Testing Problems with New Design Options June 2008
Top Heavy Rules May Impact Plan Design April 2008
The Impact of the Pension Protection Act on Defined Benefit Plans March 2008
Understanding 401(k) ADP and ACP testing February 2008
Default Investment Rules Facilitate Auto Enrollment December 2007
Compensation Definitions and Applications October 2007
Keeping Abreast of Plan Limitations August 2007
Keeping Up With Form 5500 Requirements June 2007
The Prudent 401(k) Fiduciary April 2007
Plan Compliance Update for 2007 February 2007
Participant Cruise Control Automatic Enrollment December 2006
Pension Protection Act of 2006 Reinforces Private Pension System October 2006
Retirement Plan Coverage for Part Time Employees August 2006
Hardship Distributions Provide Valuable Option June 2006
Military Leave Rules for Retirement Plans April 2006
Responsibilities of a Plan Sponsor February 2006
A Primer on Qualified Plan Document Maintenance December 2005
The Plain Truth about “Simple” Retirement Plans October 2005
New Retirement Plan Options Coming in 2006 The Roth 401(k)! August 2005
Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans Provide Smooth Sailing June 2005
Guide to Distributions from 401(k) Plans April 2005
IRS Issues Final 401(k) Regulations February 2005
DOL Provides Guidance for Auto Rollers and Lost Participants December 2004
Participant-Direct Account Liability October 2004
Keeping Plan Records August 2004
Dividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce June 2004
Choosing the Right Plan April 2004
Keeping Plans in Compliance February 2004
New Comparability after EGTRRA December 2003