Topic Archive: 401(k)

Can We Exclude Seasonal Employees From Our 401(k) Plan?

DWC | 06/5/18

Facts

Our company’s workload fluctuates throughout the year with big spikes during the summer. As a result, we often hire seasonal workers who help us out during the busy times, but do not work during the regular workload months.

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Can You Make Extra Payments on a 401(k) Loan to Pay It off Faster?

DWC | 05/29/18

Facts

A participant in our 401(k) plan took out a loan a couple years ago. She could only afford to make the bare minimum payments at the time, but is now in a financial position to pay down the loan more quickly.

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What Are The Different Types of 401(k) Contributions And How Do They Work?

DWC | 03/27/18

Facts

Our business is considering setting up a 401(k) plan for our employees. We know that it can include both employee contributions and company contributions, but we keep hearing about all sorts of other contributions. There are profit-sharing contributions, matching contributions, qualified nonelective contributions, and Roth contributions.

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Which 401(k) Plan Fees Can Be Paid Out of Plan Assets?

DWC | 03/20/18

Facts

When we first established our 401(k) plan, the company didn’t have a lot of discretionary income, so we went with a low-cost provider and set it up so the plan would pay for its own fees. We have since been told that paying fees out of the plan isn’t that straightforward.

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DWC on Enterprise Radio: How Selling a Business Can Impact Your Retirement Plan

DWC | 02/26/18
DWC partner Jen Gibbs Swets recently spoke with Enterprise Radio host Eric Dye to discuss selling a business and the impact it has on retirement planning.

Swets, who has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, shared her expert opinion and advice on how to handle this kind of transaction, what to expect (both the good and the bad), and how to deal with the parties involved. She noted that selling a business can be an overwhelming process, but advised listeners to rely on the people that they trust.

“The most important thing is surrounding yourself with the right people, the trusted advisors who have been there with you throughout the time you’ve built your business and who know you, know your motivations, and can really support you through it,” Swets said.

During the rest of their conversation, the pair unpacked the different challenges that come with selling your business and retirement planning. To hear more insights into this topic, you can hear the rest of the podcast here on Entrepreneur Podcast Network.
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DWC in BenefitsPRO: Tax Bill Might Affect 401(k) Offerings

DWC | 12/6/17

The reconciliation of the tax reform bills working their way through Congress is prompting retirement industry experts to speak up. Many are expressing concern that the unintended consequence of the some of the proposed changes would create a disincentive for some business to offer or maintain 401(k) plans for their employees.

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The 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Are Here

DWC | 10/19/17

The IRS has released the 2018 contribution limits! Since not everyone was awaiting them quite as eagerly as we were, here is a quick summary.

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DWC in Bloomberg BNA: Bitcoin Too Risky for 401(k)s?

DWC | 09/18/17

"Bitcoin may be the hottest thing going in the investment world, but 401(k) plan participants aren’t likely to see it on their regular investment menus anytime soon," writes Jasmine Ye Han in Bloomberg BNA.

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DWC in 401(k) Specialist: Trends to Watch in Plan Service

DWC | 08/23/17

"The 401(k) service sector has evolved considerably since its introduction in the Revenue Act of 1978," writes DWC Partner Keith Clark in 401(k) Specialist.

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Can I Add a Personal SEP IRA to My Company's 401(k) Plan?

DWC | 07/24/17

Facts

Our firm sponsors a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% of pay safe harbor contribution. The plan also includes a profit sharing provision, but the only company contribution we usually make is the safe harbor.

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