2018 Year-End Compliance Checklist Employment Benefit Plans Isler Dare

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This checklist of end-of-year employee benefits compliance deadlines is provided courtesy of Isler Dare PC (www.islerdare.com) and was written by Andrea I. O’Brien, Vi D. Nguyen, and Ashley F. Hedge. 2018 Year-End Compliance Checklist As 2018 quickly comes to a close, we wanted to remind employers of some key year-end compliance deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. …

IRS Announces Increases to Contribution Limits for Retirement Savings Accounts

IRS Announces Increases to Contribution Limits for Retirement Savings Accounts

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On November 1, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced contribution limit increases for various retirement savings plans, including 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the government’s Thrift Savings Plan. A detailed assessment of the changes, as published by the IRS, appears below the chart. The IRS has announced the 2019 Retirement Savings Plan Limits as follows:         Plan Limits 2018 …

Define Optimal Executive Benefits Opportunities

Define Optimal Executive Benefits Opportunities

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This post was first published on Sept. 20. Because it has received much traffic and online response, we are republishing it below. Fulcrum Partners: Helping Organizations Define Optimal Executive Benefits Opportunities In the weeks leading up to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, nearly everyone that receives, contributes to, sponsors or advises on executive compensation, …

DOL Narrows Standards for Selecting Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Investments

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Fulcrum Partners is pleased to share the following report, prepared by the Employee Benefits group at Isler Dare PC: DOL Narrows Standards for Selecting Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Investments. You may read or download the full report as a PDF here. Executive Summary On April 23, 2018, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published guidance on the extent to which retirement plan fiduciaries can take …

Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

Comprehensive Guide to Nonqualified Deferred Compensation NQDC Part 2

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Part 2 of 2 in an in-depth look at the Fundamentals of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation. View/download Part 1 here:  www.fulcrumpartnersllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FULCRUM-PARTNERS-NQDC-Guide.pdf View/Download Part 2 PDF here: www.fulcrumpartnersllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FULCRUM-PARTNERS-NQDC-Guide-Part-2.pdf The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU members by experts at Greenberg Traurig and the AALU staff, led by Jonathan M. Forster, Steven B. Lapidus, Martin Kalb, Richard A. Sirus, and Rebecca Manicone. WRMarketplace #17-43 …

Is Congress going after your 401(k)

Is Congress Going After Your 401K?

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Grab Your Pitchforks, America, Your 401(k) May Need Defending from Congress In last week’s The Wall St. Journal article, “Grab Your Pitchforks, America, Your 401(k) May Need Defending from Congress,” author Jason Zweig called out members of Congress, describing them as “lucky participants in one of the best retirement plans around.” He then went on to suggest that lawmakers may …

DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay of Fiduciary Rule

DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay of Fiduciary Rule

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The following Employee Benefits Update was published by IslerDare PC of Vienna Virginia. It is republished here with their permission. For questions related to the content of this article Andrea I. O’Brien , Vi D. Nguyen, or Ashlie Lawton. For questions related to executive benefits planning, contact Fulcrum Partners LLC. DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay of Fiduciary Rule Last year, the …

Retirement Plan Fees: 3 Major Universities Sued

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M.I.T., N.Y.U. and Yale Are Sued Over Retirement Plan Fees An article, (“M.I.T., N.Y.U. and Yale Are Sued Over Retirement Plan Fees,”) published in the New York Times (August 9, 2016) stated that attorney Jerome J. Schlichter, representing employees of Yale, New York University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has filed a lawsuit against the respective universities. The complaint alleges that the universities, as Plan Sponsors …

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Retirement Security: U.S. Not Even in Top 10

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According to a Business Wire media release published July 19, 2016, titled, “United States Ranks 14th in retirement security in 2016 Natixis Global Retirement Index,” the United States failed to be ranked even among the top 10 countries for best practices in retirement policy. The research, which is part of the 2016 Global Retirement Index, and was released by Natixis Global Asset …

IRS Issues Welcome Guidance on Safe Harbor Retirement Plans

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IRS Issues Welcome Guidance on Safe Harbor Retirement Plans IslerDarePC, a premier Virginia-based labor, employment, and employee benefits law boutique firm, recently issued this Employee Benefits Update addressing issues relevant to safe harbor retirement plans. You can download a copy of IRS Notice 2016-16 on the Resources page of our website. Executive Summary The IRS recently released welcome guidance in the form …