2020 IRS Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans

By Nicholas Economos, CRPS® Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost‑of‑living adjustments and increased retirement plan contribution limits for tax year 2020. The IRS raised the 401(k) contribution limit by $500 to $19,500, but the limit on contributions to individual retirement accounts remains $6,000. For plan participants aged 50 and over, the 401(k) catch-up contribution limit will also…

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What’s In Your Fiduciary File?

Ever wonder what documents should be in your Retirement Plan Committee’s fiduciary file? If you’ve offered a 401(k) plan to your employees for a short period of time or a long period of time, chances are you have many different types of documents to show for it. We’ll help you figure out the essential document…

Four Tips To Boost Your Employees’ Retirement Outlook

As many employees look ahead to retirement, 47% of workers feel somewhat confident that they’ll have enough money saved to retire on time and then live comfortably.1 However, forward-thinking employers have the ability to help their employees work toward a confident and happy retirement. According to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit…

Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters

Participant-driven lawsuits are on the rise, and employers are facing heightened scrutiny of the way they manage their retirement plans. In today’s continually-evolving regulatory and legal environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your organization’s retirement plan is both effective and compliant. A well-structured retirement plan governance program can help you pursue these…

A Guide For Employers Dealing With Missing Participants

Locating missing plan participants can be a headache for any employer, but simply ignoring them is not an effective solution. Regulatory agencies in previous years have published guidance on this topic relating to missing “retired” employees. With the increase in the number of “pre-retired” missing plan participants, governmental bodies are now taking additional measures to…