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Must I Complete the Upcoming Mandatory Plan Document Restatement Before Terminating My Plan?

DWC 07/14/20
Facts I currently sponsor a 401(k) plan for my employees. As I start to consider retirement myself and eventual dissolution of the business, I’m compiling a list of all the things I need to do to wind down. One of those to-do items is to terminate the 401(k) plan.
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Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution: A Cash Balance Plan Primer

DWC 07/9/20
  Welcome to Cash Balance Corner! We've created this bi-monthly column to teach you everything you need to know about defined benefit and cash balance plans in order to help you make the best possible decisions about your company retirement plan. Because a cash balance plan is a type of defined benefit (DB) plan, we'll start with a primer on the ...
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The 2020 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

DWC 11/6/19
The IRS has released the 2020 contribution limits! Since not everyone was awaiting them quite as eagerly as we were, here is a quick summary.
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The 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

DWC 11/1/18
The IRS has released the 2019 contribution limits! Since not everyone was awaiting them quite as eagerly as we were, here is a quick summary.
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Retirement Planning & Regulatory Trends You Should Be Watching

DWC 08/16/18
Feeling out of the loop on industry happenings this summer? DWC stays on top of what's trending, and our self-proclaimed pension geeks often offer their insights in industry publications. Get caught up with this month's round-up: 
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Decoding the Alphabet Soup: What's With All the Acronyms? | Part 1

DWC 07/24/18
Facts People in the retirement plan business sure do like their acronyms.  All these letters get thrown around, and I do not know what half of them mean.
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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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What's Old Is New Again

Adam C. Pozek 11/14/14
Whether we’re talking fashion or music or architecture or barber shops, it seems things that have faded from existence eventually come back around.  See if this cycle looks familiar:  cutting edge becomes status quo becomes so last week becomes so [insert decade] becomes retro becomes vintage.
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Accidents Will Happen

Adam C. Pozek 02/24/13
If you’ve spent any time working with retirement plans, you know how complicated they can be.  It seems like every rule has an exception and an exception to that exception.  It is no wonder that accidents occasionally happen - and correction is required - despite everyone’s best efforts to follow the rules.
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Happy MEP-morial Day From The DOL

Adam C. Pozek 05/29/12
Back in March, Assistant Secretary of Labor Phyllis Borzi testified before a Senate committee, expressing concern about whether open MEPs can be treated as single plans under ERISA since there is no commonality among adopters.  A recording of her testimony is here, with the MEP comments beginning around the 36th and 43rd minutes.  Some ...
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