In the world of retirement plans, only one thing seems certain: change is constant. Over the last decade, Congress has burdened plan sponsors with an overwhelming volume of legislation, making continual review of retirement plans essential. It is critical that the legal, compliance and design aspects of a plan are current.
While legislation dictates uniformity for certain plan features, recent changes in law are aimed at increasing employee participation and restoring some of the incentives and benefits previously lost by plan sponsors.
We will review the design and operational features of your company’s plan, from an unbiased perspective, focusing on:
Increased employee deferral limits and employee tax credit incentives
Increased employer plan contribution deduction limits
The relationship between loan incidence and plan participation
Tiered and Age-Weighted discretionary contribution formulas
Online participant access for account balance inquiry and changes
Key personnel Internet access to plan and participant data
Electronic transmittal of payroll, loan and distribution transactions
Automatic enrollment/negative election
Controlled Group plan set-up and design alternatives
Optimum frequency and educational content of employee communications
Complying with 404(c) investment guidelines and requirements