Regulatory Updates

Updated Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2021-54, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit (DB) pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations. Updates include the corporate bond monthly yield curve, the corresponding spot segment rates used under Internal Revenue Code Section (IRC Sec.) 417(e)(3), and the 24-month average segment rates under IRC Sec. 430(h)(2). IRC Sec. 417 contains definitions and special rules for minimum survivor annuity requirements in DB plans. IRC Sec. 430 addresses minimum funding standards for single-employer DB plans.

Regulatory Updates

DOL Announces New Temporary Enforcement Policy

DOL Announces New Temporary Enforcement Policy

The DOL has extended the transitional relief under FAB 2018-02 and provided additional temporary non-enforcement guidance related to specific provisions of PTE 2020-02 in FAB 2021-02.

Regulatory Updates

DOL Flips Script with ESG Proposal

DOL Flips Script with ESG Proposal

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule, “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.”