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Tag: Cash Balance
Participants successfully challenged Foot Locker’s determination of benefit accruals after the conversion of a traditional pension plan into a cash balance arrangement.
They allow the plan to give higher contributions to the owners.
Transamerica and Sage Advisory Services have teamed up on a solution to ensure that the investments meet the plan’s needs in helping prepare employees for retirement.
Generally, an IRS memo says, if the terms of the plan specifically allow the employer to vary the employee’s compensation used in the benefit formula, the plan would violate the definitely determinable rule.
After hearing the evidence presented at trial and reviewing both parties’ proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, a federal district court has ruled in favor of Bank of America on all counts.
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Kravitz released the 2016 National Cash Balance Research Report, showing a 19% increase in the number of new cash balance retirement plans and a rise in assets to $1 trillion.
More plan sponsors than ever are looking to convert their pensions to group annuities.
The agency filed a brief in a federal appellate court case about whether Foot Locker misled employees upon conversion from a traditional pension to a cash balance plan.
Comments are due to the FASB by April 26.
The Internal Revenue Service is implementing new market rate of return rules for hybrid pension plans.
James E. Turpin, with The Turpin Consulting Group, has one concern with the submitted document he’s seen.
The features of cash balance plans that make them easier to understand and make costs more predictable also create opportunity for advisers with skill structuring DB investments.
Growth figures this year are in line with a previous Kravitz report that found the number of these plans surged 31% in 2013.
They now comprise 28% of all defined benefit plans.
Cash balance plans and ESOPs can now be submitted for an approval letter from the IRS.
A pension plan that has changed actuarial services firms can have a change in funding method automatically approved.
In Amara v. CIGNA Corp., an appellate court has once again agreed that a change in plan terms is an appropriate remedy for plan misrepresentations.
Sage Advisory Services and July Business Services launched a full-service packaged solution for cash balance plans.