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IRS Releases 2024 Cost-of-Living Adjusted Retirement Savings Limitations

The IRS has issued Notice 2023-75, which contains the 2024 cost-of-living increases for qualified retirement plan dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

November 01 2023

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DOL Releases Proposed Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a new proposed rule updating the definition of an investment advice fiduciary under ERISA.

October 31 2023

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PBGC Updates Maximum Guarantee Table for 2024

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) has updated its table titled, “Present Value of PBGC Maximum Guarantee,” to reflect applicable values for distributions with annuity starting dates during calendar year 2024.

October 31 2023

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Kansas Severe Storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on October 26, 2023, for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding in Kansas, for the incident period of July 14, 2023, – July 21, 2023.

October 27 2023

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SECURE 2.0 Act Changes RMD Rules

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which included the SECURE 2.0 Act.

October 25 2023

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How SECURE 2.0 Changed the Hardship Rules

Employers with 401(k) and 403(b) plans may allow participants to take a hardship distribution as long as the distribution is made on account of an immediate and heavy financial need, does not exceed the amount necessary to satisfy that need, and the participant does not have an alternative means reasonably available to satisfy such financial need.

October 24 2023

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SECURE 2.0 Changes Catch-Up Contribution Rules

Under current law, employers may allow participants age 50 and older to make catch-up contributions on a pretax or Roth basis.

October 24 2023

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Retirement Savings for Americans Act Reintroduced

Senators John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) have re-introduced the Retirement Savings for Americans Act.

October 20 2023

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IRS Publishes 2024 Mortality Table for DB Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2023-73, specifying the mortality table used in determining minimum present value under IRC 417(e)(3) and ERISA section 205(g)(3).

October 20 2023

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for California Tropical Storm Hilary

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on October 18, 2023, for California Tropical Storm Hilary, for the incident period of August 19 – August 21, 2023.

October 19 2023