All of us here at DWC thrive on the really geeky stuff, and some of the best discussions start with Adam and Keith’s 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. Anyone can summarize a summary and call it commentary or analysis. But as always, our commentary is based on reading the actual rules, regulations, executive orders, and advisory opinions. - As originally published in our Q3 401(k) Q&A Update newsletter.
Topic Archive: Required Minimum Distributions
How Should a Plan Sponsor Handle Required Minimum Distributions For Missing or Nonresponsive Participants?
One of our employees retired on July 31, 2017 at age 73. During her tenure with the company she was an active participant in the 401(k) plan, accumulating a balance while having never taken a distribution to date. Now that she’s terminated, I understand she’s subject to required minimum distributions, with the first one due by April 1, 2018.
One of the owners of our company is 73 years old. She remains actively employed by the company and does not show any signs of cutting back or quitting any time soon. She has accumulated a significant account balance in the 401(k) plan and has been taking her required minimum distributions (RMDs) each year since she reached age 70 ½.