Over the last several years, the answer has been a little of both. Beginning with the 2009 effective date of the IRS overhaul to the 403(b) regulations, it was establised that 403(b) plans could, indeed, be terminated. However, that legal fact has been somewhat of a practical fiction for plans funded by individual contracts. The reason being that sponsors of such arrangements had no authority to compel distribution of those individual contracts. Bob Toth has an excellent explanation of the conundrum here.
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