Earlier this month, a federal grand jury indicted an Orange County, California man on charges related to retirement plan fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California reported that the plaintiff has been charged with three counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft after allegedly obtaining the personal information of an unspecified number of Boeing employees.
On June 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated and clarified issues of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) guidance for plan sponsors and plan participants. Issued as Notice 2020-50 (“Guidance for Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Loans from Retirement Plans Under the CARES Act,”) the publication explains the new provisions which allow enhanced access to plan loans and plan distributions.
Earlier this month we shared Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans, providing an overview of the Department of Labor’s final regulations permitting electronic disclosure via email and website publication as the default method for sending employee retirement plan notices.
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized regulations for the new “notice and access” safe harbor for retirement plans. Known as “NOA Safe Harbor,” the new guidelines permit plan administrators to send required disclosures to plan participants and beneficiaries via email or other electronic means, including allowing employers to post retirement plan disclosures online.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought operational challenges and financial strain to businesses in every sector. While some organizations have terminated employees, other businesses have been able to furlough some of, or all, their workforce instead. How the employer handles the furlough is important for many reasons, including how the guidelines of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (IRC 409A) impact decisions made by both employer and employee.
IslerDare is a legal firm dedicated exclusively to the representation of management in all aspects of labor, employment and employee benefits law. We frequently share their insights here on the Deferred Compensation Blog, and are pleased to provide you this link to their timely newsletter, “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Your Medical and Retirement Plans,” and the excerpt featured below, which specifically addresses current IRS positions on issues that could result from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Thanks IslerDare PC for providing a checklist of 2020 compliance deadlines, covering retirement plans along with other health and welfare benefit plans. #retirementplan #fulcrumpartners #SECUREAct
Thanks again to IslerDare PC for sharing with us this timely checklist of 2020 compliance deadlines for retirement plans as well as health and welfare benefit plans. Here are key January Deadlines for 2020: Deadlines Date Action (passed) January 15 Post Schedule MB attachment from the 2018 Form 5500 (defined benefit pension plan actuarial information) on company intranet, …
News from the IslerDare PC December “Employee Benefits Update” looks at how the recently passed SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) may impact some retirement plans and strategies. #benefitplan #retirement #FulcrumPartners
The team at Fulcrum Partners shares this important update from IslerDare PC, on the proposed new retirement plan electronic disclosure rule, from the Department of Labor (the DOL), regarding the allowance of online retirement plan disclosures.