Record Retention: What Should I Keep, For How Long, and How Should I Organize It?
Improper Handling of Hardship Distributions May Result in Significant Problems
We hear time and time again, “what records should I keep, how long should I keep them, and how should I organize my files?” Remember several rules of thumb when it comes to record retention. Plan Documents should never be discarded. This includes Basic Plan Documents, Adoption Agreements, Amendments, and Summary Plan Descriptions. Annual Filing Read More →
No Beneficiary Designation. Who Gets the Money?
These days, many plans are experiencing an uptick in the number of participant requests for hardship distributions. Much of this increased activity may be attributed to our prolonged and tepid economic recovery. As these requests are considered, you want to be sure not to act to the detriment of your plan. Improper handling of hardship Read More →
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, retirement plans and IRAs account for about 60 percent of the assets of U.S. households investing at least $100,000¹. Both state and federal laws govern the disposition of these assets, and the results can be complicated, especially when the owner of the account has been divorced and Read More →