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IRS Clarifies Partial Plan Termination During Pandemic

The IRS released a Q&A on the temporary partial plan termination rules for qualified retirement plans in accordance with the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020.

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COVID-19

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IRS Guidance

Department of Labor Releases Cybersecurity Guidance

On April 14, the DOL’s (EBSA) issued—for the first time—guidance on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Washington Pulse

DOL

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Defined Benefit Plan

Fiduciary Issues

IRS Provides Details on Beneficiary Rules and CRD Repayments

The 2020 tax year version of IRS Publication 590-B reflects the following noteworthy updates pursuant to the passage of the SECURE, CARES, and Consolidated Appropriations Acts.

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IRA

IRS Guidance

SECURE Act

Additional Prohibited Transaction Exemption Guidance

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued two pieces of guidance on its new fiduciary advice prohibited transaction exemption, PTE 2020-02.

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DOL

Fiduciary Issues

IRA

DOL Releases Cybersecurity Guidance for Plan Sponsors

The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration today released a three-part guidance package on cybersecurity for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, service providers, and participants.

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DOL

Fiduciary Issues

IRA

Updated Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2021-27, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations.

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Retirement

Employer

Defined Benefit Plan

Teresa Hassara Named President of FuturePlan by Ascensus

Ascensus is pleased to announce that Teresa Hassara will join the company as president of its FuturePlan by Ascensus line of business effective April 12, 2021. 

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IRS Sets 2021 Retirement Plan Compliance Priorities

The IRS’ Tax Exempt and Government Entities Compliance Governance Board has approved the following to be prioritized and resourced, primarily through examination.

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Retirement

Employer

Additional COBRA Premium Assistance Guidance Under ARPA

The DOL has issued additional COBRA premium assistance guidance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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DOL

Health and Welfare

Deadlines for Tax Filing and Certain Contributions Confirmed

The IRS makes official the previously announced delay of the April 15, 2021 federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year to May 17, 2021. 

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HSA

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