Plan Operations & Admin

Preventing Uncashed Retirement Checks
Managing uncashed retirement checks may be considered a nuisance by plan administrators. Nevertheless, the employer still has fiduciary responsibility when a former employee fails to cash their distribution. Search efforts to locate a missing plan participant consume time and money and may fail to locate the participant. Likewise, going through the process of turning over  Read More →
Is Your Turnover Rate Routine? What You Need to Know About Partial Plan Terminations
During your retirement plan’s annual year-end compliance testing, your recordkeeper will review employee terminations to determine whether the plan may have experienced a partial plan termination. A partial plan termination is presumed by the IRS to occur when 20 percent or more of a company’s employees are no longer eligible to participate in the plan  Read More →
Cybersecurity – Berman v. Estée Lauder, Inc.: Who is Responsible When Cyber Theft Occurs?
Cybersecurity concern has grown in recent years as breaches of trusted databases mount. In 2019, in a breach of Capital One’s database, hackers accessed over 100 million credit card applications. This followed a $700 million settlement against Equifax concerning the 2017 breach of its database in which hackers accessed 147 million accounts. Although this was  Read More →

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