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Understanding the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. Besides the generalized financial relief afforded to individuals, as well as loans and other concessions for businesses, the massive relief bill for those suffering as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic includes many provisions to help participants and employer sponsors of retirement plans.

2020-04-07T10:00:16-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding the CARES Act

How the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement

The SECURE Act represents some of the most significant changes to retirement plan law since the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, over thirteen years ago. The provisions of the Act are broad ranging and span many different effective dates.

2020-02-14T11:16:55-05:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement

The Final Rule on Hardship Distributions

The IRS published the final rule regarding participant hardship distributions from defined contribution plans. Hardships get a little easier with expanded qualification rules and streamlined review process. Some of these changes are mandatory, requiring employers to make the changes by Jan. 1, 2020, while others are optional. Though the IRS had issued the proposed regulations in 2018, the final regulations clarify a few key provisions.

2020-02-05T10:09:50-05:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Final Rule on Hardship Distributions

Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan Design

Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans can eliminate a host of testing issues for traditional 401(k) Plans. If HCE contributions in your plan have resulted in corrective distributions in the past, you may consider a Safe Harbor plan in 2020. The deadline is quickly approaching, so be sure to contact us before December 1st to make 2020 plan changes.

A Simple Guide to 401(k) Participant Disclosures

When it comes to 401(k) plans, plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility to distribute a variety of documents and disclosure notices. Imposing this responsibility on plan sponsors helps ensure that participants have the necessary information about the plan provisions and investment options in order to make informed and timely decisions for their personal financial wellness.

Just How “Open” is that Open Architecture Recordkeeping Platform You’re Considering?

The concept of an “open architecture” recordkeeping platform has been trending in the financial industry lately and it’s not hard to see why. For many years, 401(k) providers offered bundled platforms with fixed investment options (consisting of proprietary investments) and provider fees paid through investments (via revenue sharing). Open architecture platforms offer features that increase investment flexibility and reduce conflict of interest. 

2019-07-19T10:13:58-05:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: 401k Resources|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Just How “Open” is that Open Architecture Recordkeeping Platform You’re Considering?

CEFEX Certifies RPG Consultants for the 8th Consecutive Year

RPG Consultants was among the first firms in the United States to successfully complete the independent certification process for recordkeepers, and has now earned the certification for the 8th consecutive year. Our CEFEX-ASPPA certification signifies our commitment to adhere to a standard of excellence and a dedication to recordkeeping and administration best practices.

2019-07-10T13:27:00-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Comments Off on CEFEX Certifies RPG Consultants for the 8th Consecutive Year