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Love Hurts…Have Your QDRO Procedures at the Ready

USA - January 13 2021 The year 2020 brought a lot of unexpected togetherness to families and couples. While there have been some positive perks to spending so much time…

Tell Me More, Tell Me More…Fee Disclosures are Coming for Group Health Plans

USA - January 7 2021 One of the employee benefits items tucked into the recently-passed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) will soon require group health…

The Maximum QACA Automatic Increase Percentage is Movin’ on Up

USA - December 16 2020 For those of you who have been following along at home (literally these days), you know that the SECURE Act, which was passed only at the end of last…

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back…Dreams of Perfect Equity Outcomes Can Affect Your Judgement

USA - December 10 2020 There are a number of well-known stories of equity compensation, often focusing on the tax outcomes for awards where fortunate optionees did…

We Didn’t Start the Fire . . . But We Can Make Sure Employees Are Aware of What Benefits We Offer That Might Help Dampen It

USA - December 2 2020 Are you providing the benefits your employees desire? Many employers are making changes to their benefit programs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues…

It’s the Final Countdown . . . PEPs

USA - November 20 2020 Starting in January, unaffiliated employers can band together and participate in a new type of collective retirement plan, called a “pooled employer…

FAME! I’m Gonna Live Forever….and My Retirement Account Might Last That Long, Too!

USA - November 11 2020 Section 401(a)(9) requires most retirement plans and individual retirement accounts to make required minimum distributions (“RMDs”) over the lifetime…

Our D.I.V.O.R.C.E. … Is Going To Be Tricky For My Employer To Handle

USA - November 2 2020 Nonqualified deferred compensation plans often include anti-assignment language prohibiting a plan participant from assigning benefits to anyone…

Your [es]cheating heart … might be useful to retirement plans dealing with missing participants

USA - October 29 2020 Retirement plan administrators have for years sung the sad lament of what to do with missing participants. Ol’ Hank Williams himself could have…

US District Court Pushes Back on DOL’s ERISA Plan Ruling Finding It Arbitrary and Capricious

USA - October 23 2020 As with many of the issues at stake in the upcoming Presidential election, the future of how Americans will obtain healthcare is a core issue this…