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Retroactively Decided Not to Make Safe Harbor Contributions for Your HCEs? We've Got a Fix (or Two) for That!

DWC 05/28/20
If you’ve been with us for a while you’ve heard us say a few things time and again.  First, the rules and regulatory agencies do not allow plans to disproportionately favor highly compensated employees (HCEs) relative to the non-HCEs.  Second, a plan sponsor must be very careful about how and when it implements or removes benefits from the plan.  ...
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An Employee Joined the Plan Too Soon:  No Harm, No Foul or Failure In Need of a Fix?

DWC 07/17/18
Facts In order to be eligible for our company’s 401(k) plan, employees must have worked for us for at least a year and be a minimum of 21 years old.  They can join the plan on the next January 1st or July 1st following the date they meet those requirements.  Recently, we discovered that we allowed an employee to start contributing to the plan ...
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Correcting a Failure to Withhold Deferrals from Eligible Compensation

DWC 06/28/18
Facts ABC Company maintains a 401(k) plan that includes the following provisions: It operates on a calendar year. Compensation is defined as W2 wages with pre-tax deferrals added back and no exclusions. Eligible participants can defer up to the IRS limit $18,500 + $6,000 for those age 50 or older (2018 limits, indexed for inflation) The company ...
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