Tag: 403b

Great-West Intends to Sponsor 403(b) Prototype

Great-West Retirement Services announced today that it has notified the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of its intent to sponsor a 403(b) prototype plan under the IRS's proposed 403(b) prototype plan program.

SPARK Offers Suggestions for 403(b) Prototype Program

The SPARK Institute submitted a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commending it on the proposed 403(b) plans prototype program, and requesting changes that it says will expand availability of the program and help clarify certain issues.

401kDIRECT Teams Up to Offer ETFs

401kDIRECT launched a new program that gives advisers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and plan sponsors access to exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ASPPA, NTSAA Offer New Credential Program

The American Society of Pension Professionals&Actuaries (ASPPA) has begun offering education, including a new credential and certificate program, for professionals who specialize in the tax-exempt and governmental retirement plan market.

Principal Toolkit Aids with Disclosures

The Principal Financial Group has unveiled new tools to help plans comply with new disclosure mandates for the Form 5500 and new requirements for retirement plan financial statements (FAS No. 157).

Questions 403(b) Participants Might Ask

As 403(b) plan sponsors and advisers have prepared for new Internal Revenue Services regulations in effect as of January 1, no doubt communications with participants about the new environment have begun, but have you told them everything?