Annuities in 401(k) plans could benefit from GAO report
The GAO asked the DOL to consider rule modifications that could make in-plan annuities more widely available in 401(k) plans.
Annuities in 401(k) Plans Could Benefit From GAO Report
A Government Accountability Office recommendation may allay plan sponsors’ fears of liability if they offer annuities in 401(k)s.
Community Property: When Federal-State IRA Rules Collide
Sorting out the state community property rules and IRS rules on beneficiary designations in retirement accounts.
Self-Directed IRAs: Avoiding DOL Fiduciary Rule Liability
The DOL fiduciary rule could increase the use of self-directed IRAs, but the role of the advisor does not end once a client chooses one.
GRAT Valuation Discounts Disappearing Soon
Clients have a short window to use valuation discounts for transfers of interest in family businesses under Treasury’s current rules.
Small Business Group Health Insurance: The Sequel
As the labor market improves, many small business owners want to adjust existing policies to remain competitive—especially in light of Obamacare. Here’s how to help those clients.
The No-Taxes Retirement Plan Distribution Strategy
There is a variety of circumstances under which a client can take tax-free (or reduced tax) distributions from a retirement plan.
Finding the Best Options for Lump Sum Pension Buyouts
Helping clients with lump sum windows from pensions decide whether to take the lump sum; how to invest it.
The Post-70 ½ Retirement Plan Contribution Rules
By the time many clients reach age 70 ½, they are ready to enjoy retirement and are well aware of the obligation to begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from various retirement accounts.
Cutting Small-Business Health Coverage Risks With HMRAs
A traditional HRA with an employer health matching reimbursement account (HMRA) can provide a solution for small-business clients.