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Coffee Talk With Benefits Episode 7: Sham Terminations - Gone But Not Forgotten

USA - September 14 2022 Termination of employment is a distribution event under many retirement plans, and particularly under individual account defined contribution plans…

Christina M. Cerasale, Richard G. Schwartz

Time is On Our Side: More Time to Amend for SECURE Act, Miners Act and CARES Act

USA - August 8 2022 On August 3, the IRS issued Notice 2022-33, extending the deadlines for amending retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”) for…

Richard G. Schwartz

Coffee Talk With Benefits Episode 6: Cybersecurity Practices for Employee Benefit Plans

USA - August 3 2022 Cybersecurity has become an integral concern for employers and employee benefit plans alike. With an increase in DOL cybersecurity audits, plan…

Richard G. Schwartz, Benjamin F. Spater

Coffee Talk With Benefits Episode 5: Cryptocurrency Investments in Retirement Plans

USA - July 5 2022 Retirement plan investment in cryptocurrencies has been a hot topic of discussion in recent months. The Department of Labor’s reaction to Super Bowl…

Linda J. Haynes, Richard G. Schwartz

Coffee Talk With Benefits Episode 4: Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs): Do’s and Don’ts

USA - June 6 2022 Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) are an essential mechanism for employers to use when informing employees and participants of benefits offered under…

Liz J. Deckman, Richard G. Schwartz