Hardship Withdrawal Rules

Further Insights on the Revised Rules for Retirement Plan Hardship Withdrawals

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

Following up our March 12, 2019, blog “Important Changes in the Rules for Hardship Withdrawals from 403(b) Retirement Plans”, we’re sharing these additional insights from Strategic Retirement Partners: Hardship Withdrawals – IRS Issues Proposed Regulation Reflecting Statutory Changes This past November, the IRS issued proposed regulations to effectuate changes made for hardship withdrawals in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. …

Hardship Withdrawal 403b Retirement Plans

Important Changes in the Rules for Hardship Withdrawals from 403(b) Retirement Plans

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

Effective January 1, 2019, the rules for hardship withdrawals from many types of retirement plans changed. The changes, which come as a result of revisions to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and, more specifically, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, generally make it easier for plan participants to withdraw funds from their 401(k) or 403(b) plans, in …

SALT State and Local Taxes How Nonqualified Plans Can Help Protect Retirement Income

SALT State and Local Taxes: How Nonqualified Plans Can Help Protect Retirement Income

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News, Executive Benefits News

The tax overhaul signed into law in December 2017 (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) set a $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions that can be taken from US federal income taxes. High-income earners who live in areas where state and local taxes are steep, such as California, New Jersey, New York and many other venues, are getting …

409A Guidelines on Payment of Annual Incentive Bonus

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From our friends at Winston & Strawn LLP, and attorneyMichael S. Melbinger:   Payment of Annual Incentive Bonus by March 15 Now that the madness of Code Section 409A has subsided in the deepest, darkest corners of the mind and new generations are coming into the compensation and legal professions whose minds were not infected with the madness, I am …

merger or aquisition

Has Your Company Been Part of a Merger or Acquisition On or After January 1, 2018?

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) modified the Transfer of Value rules pertaining to Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI), Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), Credit Union Owned Life Insurance (CUOLI), and other types of Employer Owned Life Insurances. If your company (or your client’s company) was involved in an acquisition on or after January 1, 2018, you …

2 compensation committee reminders

2 Compensation Committee Reminders from the Executive Compensation Blog

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

The Deferred Compensation News blog is pleased to share insights from Attorney Michael S. Melbinger , Partner Winston Strawn LLP. Mike offers two reminders for compensation committees about their independence and charters. INDEPENDENCE As the annual meeting approaches, many boards think about the composition of their committees. Regarding the compensation committee, boards are asking whether they still need to satisfy the …

Security Tips for Plan Sponsors

6 Security Tips for Plan Sponsors to Help Participants Avoid Fraud

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Strategic Retirement Partners (SRP) share the following helpful tips for plan sponsors who seek to do all that they can to keep plan participant accounts secure and fraud-free. Six Easy Steps to Keep Your Plan Assets Safe Cyber fraud is a growing concern globally. Individuals are typically very careful to keep their bank account and email authentication information safe, but …

Bank Owned Life Insurance Deferred Compensation Blog

BOLI: Bank Owned Life Insurance, the What and the Why

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Bank Owned Life Insurance: Executive Overview Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) is an institutional financial product used by the majority of U.S. banks. BOLI involves the purchase of single premium institutionally-priced permanent life insurance on eligible consenting bank officers. The bank is the owner and beneficiary of the policies. Initial lump-sum premium investment equals cash surrender value on day one. …

Nonqualified Plans

Nonqualified Plans: Understanding the Fundamentals

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Background: Since the passage of The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), companies have found it difficult to provide their top executives with a retirement accumulation program that matches the level of benefits the average employee will receive. The Gap is Real   This information is from the Principal Financial Group® Replacement Ratio Calculator with source information from …

Your Fiduciary File: What Plan Sponsors Should Keep

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With tax season in full swing, lists of “What records to keep at tax time” or “How long to keep my tax records” are always plentiful on financial and lifestyle blogs and websites. But last week, the Strategic Retirement Partners blog published a helpful checklist that deals specifically with which records to keep (and for how long) in a Fiduciary …