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DWC News Update | Two Years in the Making: The Final IRS Hardship Distribution Regulations Are Here

DWC 10/24/19
It’s been a while, but we finally have them! Late last month, the IRS published the final hardship distribution regulations, nearly two years after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The good news is that this final version follows the proposed version very closely. So closely in fact, that the IRS outright ...
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Meet the MEPs: What's Next?

DWC 09/18/19
Welcome to the finale of our series on the Department of Labor’s new regulations, updating the definition of “Employer” under ERISA to extend the availability of multiple employer plans to more businesses. We’ve covered a lot of ground so far:
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Pension Pontifications | Q3 2019

DWC 09/12/19
All of us here at DWC thrive on the really geeky stuff, and some of the best discussions start with our pontifications about how different topics impact our clients and our industry.  We decided to bring the best of those conversations to you, still with a touch of geekiness but also distilled into easily digested, bite-sized pieces. What are some ...
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Meet the MEPs: Grab Bag

DWC 09/11/19
The Department of Labor’s new regulations that expand the availability of multiple employer plans cover quite a bit of ground.  In previous posts, we’ve explored Association MEPs, PEO MEPs, Corporate MEPs, and working owners. Though not technically part of the regulations themselves, the Department of Labor also addresses a grab bag of questions ...
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Meet the MEPs: Corporate MEPs

DWC 08/28/19
Thanks to the Department of Labor’s recently published regulations, we went from just having multiple employer plans top having several different types of MEPs.  We’ve already covered association MEPs and PEO MEPs, so now it is time to take a quick look at what the DOL calls “corporate MEPs.”
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Meet the MEPs: PEOs

DWC 08/21/19
The next item up for bids in our series on the Department of Labor’s new regulations on multiple employer plans is on professional employer organizations, more commonly referred to by their acronym: PEOs.  These organizations have an interesting history when it comes to retirement plans.
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Uncashed Distribution Checks? The IRS Provides New Guidance...Sort Of

DWC 08/15/19
Just about anyone who has dealt with a 401(k) plan – either as a plan sponsor or a service provider – for any amount of time has had to deal with the issue of participants not timely cashing plan distribution checks.  There are all sorts of potential concerns that range from tax implications to fiduciary responsibilities, but neither the IRS nor ...
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Meet the MEPs: Working Owners

DWC 08/14/19
Unless you’ve been on vacation somewhere off the grid, you’ve likely heard the news and read the headlines that the Department of Labor recently published new regulations that expand the availability of multiple employer plans.  While that is true, what those new rules actually do is to change ERISA’s definition of the term “Employer” so that more ...
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Meet the MEPs: Association Retirement Plans

DWC 08/7/19
When the Department of Labor’s new multiple employer plan regulations take effect later this year, we will have three types of MEPs:
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DWC News Update: It's Just Another MEPish Monday

DWC 07/30/19
Yesterday morning while we were all sipping our first cup of Monday morning coffee, the Department of Labor published its much-anticipated final regulations expanding the availability of multiple employer plans to associations, PEOs, and self-employed individuals.
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