The DOL has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2020 enforcement fact sheet, highlighting the recovery of over $3.1 billion in direct payments to plans, participants, and beneficiaries. The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has oversight responsibility over nearly 722,000 retirement plans, 2.5 million health plans, and a similar number of other welfare benefit plans.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration recently posted new guidance on Missing Participants including: Missing Participants – Best Practices for Pension Plans; Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2021-01, Temporary Enforcement Policy Regarding the Participation of Terminating Defined Contribution Plans in the PBGC Missing Participants Program; and Compliance Assistance Release No. Read More
The Consolidated Appropriations Act – 2021, was approved by the House and Senate late Dec. 21 but still must be signed by the President to become law. The legislation includes an extension of retirement-based disaster relief, CARES Act clarifications for money purchase pension plans, another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, and provisions which
In Notice 2020-85, the IRS specifies updated mortality improvement rates and static mortality tables to be used for defined benefit pension plans. These updated mortality improvement rates and static tables apply for purposes of calculating the funding target and other items for valuation dates occurring during the 2022 calendar year. Read More