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Retirement

What you missed when we were away

01/07/2020
Although we took a vacation from writing for the last couple of weeks, we were diligently gathering stuff to write about. And that’s no joke. So, here’s the rundown.

New overtime regulations may affect 401(k) plans

12/12/2019
If you reclassified some FLSA-exempt employees as nonexempt this year—thanks to the new overtime salary-level regulations that are scheduled to kick in Jan. 1—be aware that this could impact your 401(k) and health plans.

Half of us have raided our retirement accounts

12/03/2019
Almost half of working Americans— 49%—have tapped their retirement savings to pay for things other than retirement, according to a new study by Bankrate.

What’s the new retirement plan designed for small New York employers?

09/23/2019
Q. We are a small employer and don’t have a retirement savings plan. An employee just asked us about what he described as a new retirement plan that won’t cost us anything. What’s that all about?

Owners must pay millions to restore retirement plan

08/27/2019
Two former owners of a media company will pay $7.8 million to settle federal charges that highly speculative investments cost their employees’ pension fund tens of millions of dollars.

Association retirement plans coming to small businesses

08/23/2019
Small businesses will soon be able to offer retirement savings plans to their workers through association retirement plans under a final Department of Labor rule that will take effect Sept. 30.

SECURE Act retirement legislation stalls in Senate

08/06/2019
A bill that would make it easier for more employers to set up 401(k) retirement plans for their employees, which easily passed the House of Representatives in May, is languishing in the Senate.

Small businesses can soon offer association retirement plans

07/30/2019
According to a DOL statement, the rule enables small businesses to offer benefit packages comparable to those offered by large employers.

Traditional pensions have virtually disappeared

06/11/2019
Only 11% of private-sector workers participate in a traditional defined-benefit pension plan, according to new data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Bill would enable more to offer 401(k) plans

05/29/2019
The House of Representatives took a significant step on May 23 toward making it easier for more employers to set up 401(k) retirement plans for their employees.