Retirement

Department of Labor Announces E-Delivery Final Rule

Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Department of Labor announced final rules regarding electronic communications from retirement plan fiduciaries to their participants. These rules are intended to “enhance the effectiveness of ERISA disclosures and significantly reduce the costs and burden associated with furnishing many of the recurring and most costly disclosures.” 1 The most significant …

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Four Questions on the Roth Five-Year Rule

The Roth “five-year rule” typically refers to when you can take tax-free distributions of earnings from your Roth IRA, Roth 401(k), or other work-based Roth account. The rule states that you must wait five years after making your first contribution, and the distribution must take place after age 59½, when you become disabled, or when …

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Mid-Year Is a Good Time to Fine-Tune Your Finances

The first part of 2020 was rocky, but there should be better days ahead. Taking a close look at your finances may give you the foundation you need to begin moving forward. Mid-year is an ideal time to do so, because the planning opportunities are potentially greater than if you waited until the end of …

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Updated Guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program

Additional Funding On April 24, 2020, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPP & HCE Act), which includes provisions for $310 billion of additional funding to restart the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bill is the fourth passed to address the economic impact of Covid-19. In addition to the …

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Coronavirus Distributions from Workplace Retirement Plans

Relief may be available for employees impacted by Covid-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Acti was signed into law on March 27, 2020. For a short period of time, the Act allows participants affected by the Coronavirus to access funds in their retirement plan accounts through special withdrawal and loan provisions. The …

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