Defined Contribution Plan

Almost every organization that sponsors employee benefit plans must file IRS Form 5500. Of course, there are different rules and requirements for 5500s based on the type of plan being reported. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few of the common questions that we receive about 5500s.

Posted on February 1, 2024 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
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IRS Form 5500 Services (BDA), 
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The IRS has now released all of the 2024 benefit limits. These include both the cafeteria and health plan limits as well as all of the qualified retirement plan limits.

Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on November 9, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Commuter Benefits, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
Money Purchase, 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
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401(k)’s and other retirement plans are extremely technical, But by working with a highly skilled Third Party Administrator (TPA), employers can be supported in these tasks, assured their plan is running smoothly, and in compliance with ERISA and IRS regulations.

Posted on October 5, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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Money Purchase, 
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On August 25, 2023, the IRS published Notice 2023-62, putting an “Administrative Transition Period” of two years on the SECURE 2.0 requirement that all participants earning $145,000 or more in the prior calendar year must make all catch-up contributions as Roth.

Posted on August 29, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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Benefits, 
Blog, 
Defined Contribution Plan

All 401(k) catch-up contributions must be Roth (after-tax), starting in 2024 for anyone earning $145,000+. That's only the beginning.

Posted on July 6, 2023 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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Blog, 
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Retirement Plans

The IRS has new requirements for employers that utilize a fully discretionary matching contribution formula in their pre-approved plans.

Posted on October 1, 2021 By Kushner & Company
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401(k), 
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Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
HR Compliance, 
Profit Sharing, 
Retirement Plans

The IRS has now released all of the 2021 benefit limits. Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on October 26, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
Categories: 
401(k), 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Retirement Plans

The same IRS Notice (2020-68) that addresses Qualified Birth or Adoption Distributions (QBADs) also deals with how to handle the SECURE Act’s inclusion of long-term part-time employees and their eligibility for 401(k) plans.

Posted on September 23, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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Defined Contribution Plan, 
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While QBADs have been permissible since January 2020 under the SECURE Act, many employers have been waiting for some IRS guidance on how these distributions would be implemented before making a decision as to whether to include a QBAD as a plan feature. IRS Notice 2020-68 does that (and a bit more).

Posted on September 23, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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401(k), 
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Defined Contribution Plan, 
Profit Sharing, 
Retirement Plans, 
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Much has been written about the calculations necessary to compute the amount of payroll costs that must be a major component of PPP loan forgiveness. In fact, at least 60% of the forgivable amount (previously 75%) must come from allowable payroll costs. So what constitutes payroll costs?

Posted on June 8, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
Categories: 
401(k), 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Compensation, 
COVID-19, 
Defined Contribution Plan

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It's a mammoth bill of over 880 pages, and contains many employee benefit-related items. This post, the second in the CARES Act series deals with the qualified retirement plan provisions in the Act.

Posted on March 31, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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401(k), 
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COVID-19, 
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Plan Document Services (RPS), 
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Retirement Plans, 
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Much later than usual, the IRS released the 2020 retirement plan contribution limits. Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits. We now also have the cafeteria plan, adoption credit, and transit benefit limits as well.

Posted on November 6, 2019 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
Categories: 
401(k), 
Benefits, 
Blog, 
Cash Balance, 
Combo Plans, 
Compensation, 
Defined Contribution Plan, 
ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
HR Compliance, 
HR Outsourcing, 
HR Policies and Procedures, 
Money Purchase, 
Plan Document Services (BDA), 
Plan Document Services (RPS), 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
Team Rewards, 
Total Rewards