TULSA, Okla., March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Once again, BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF) has been ranked among the nation’s top retirement plan providers, according to the highly regarded Defined Contribution Survey PLANSPONSOR. PLANSPONSOR’s annual Defined Contribution Survey has been the industry’s most significant benchmark for the past two decades,Read More →

BOK Financial Corporation Institutional Wealth team wins annual PLANSPONSOR survey awards for second year TULSA, Okla., March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Once again, BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF) has been ranked among the nation’s top retirement plan providers, according to the highly regarded Defined Contribution Survey PLANSPONSOR. PLANSPONSOR’s annual DefinedRead More →

NEWARK, NJ, February 23, 2022 – Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced a pension risk transfer transaction, whereby the Timber Operators Council Pension Plan (“TOCRP”) settled approximately $245 million of its pension plan obligations, for approximately 3,000 retirees, beneficiaries and deferred participants, through the purchase of a group annuityRead More →

NEWARK, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced a pension risk transfer transaction, whereby the Timber Operators Council Pension Plan (“TOCRP”) settled approximately $245 million of obligations of its pension plan, for approximately 3,000 retirees, beneficiaries and deferred members, by purchasing a group annuity contract from the Prudential InsuranceRead More →

NEWARK, New Jersey, February 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced a pension risk transfer transaction, whereby the Timber Operators Council Pension Plan (“TOCRP”) settled approximately $245 million of obligations of its pension plan, for approximately 3,000 retirees, beneficiaries and deferred members, by purchasing a group annuity contractRead More →

Chicago, IL, February 15, 2022 –(PR.com)– Pension Advisors, LLC (RPA) is growing WalletMore, its proprietary Participant Managed Account solution, to include Advisor Managed Account (AMA) platforms. This expansion will bring personalized investment advisory solutions to even more public sector deferred compensation/defined contribution plans and their employees. RPA brings decades ofRead More →

Late last year, the IRS confirmed the widely anticipated cost-of-living adjustments to various dollar limits for qualified pension plans for 2022. Here are some of the changes outlined in the 2021 Notice- 61. Limit of compensation The maximum amount of compensation that may be taken into account for plan purposesRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) Transferring pension plan operations to a third party, known as “decoupling,” could provide employees with greater options, while reducing costs, risks and administrative burdens for employees, the American Academy of Actuaries in a recent issue. brief. About a third of all private sector workers in the United StatesRead More →

An interim legislative committee tasked with drafting legislation to change the public employee pension plan from “defined contribution” to “defined benefit” will consider hiring a consultant to help draft the new plan. The pension committee is studying proposed changes to “defined contributions” for all new employees hired after January 1,Read More →

This year, according to Institute of Investment Companies. These include employer-sponsored retirement plans (both defined benefit and defined contribution plans), individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and annuities. Contributor Depositphotos.com/Depositphotos.com – MarketBeat That’s a lot of money. But do these numbers reflect the amount you have saved? Do you have your ducksRead More →

Almost all dermatology practices use Qualified Pension Plans (QRP), including 401 (k) plans and profit sharing, defined benefit and hybrid plans. As part of our diagnostic work for clients, we often review such plans. Based on our experience, we have identified several pitfalls that cost the practice more or subjectRead More →

The Internal Revenue Service announced dollar limits for pensions and other benefits, effective January 1, 2021. Some of the limits are listed below. LIMITATION AMOUNT 2021 AMOUNT 2022 Maximum annual compensation taken into account to determine benefits or contributions to an eligible plan $ 290,000 $ 305,000 Basic Limit ofRead More →

Employees who want to put more money aside for their 401 (k) plans in 2022 should be prepared to do so. The IRS recently announced numerous increases to the pension plan, putting your year-end preparation into high gear. The 401 (k) plan salary deferral limit will reach $ 20,500. TheRead More →

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments in 2022 to dollar limits for qualifying pension plans and other benefits, and the Social Security Administration announced its own cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. Most dollar limits, including the optional deferral contribution limit for the 401 (k), 403 (b) and 457 (b) plans,Read More →

Today, the IRS announced in Notice 2021-61 cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022 under the Internal Revenue Code. Almost all of the limits have increased this year, reflecting changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban ConsumersRead More →

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a report showing that pension plans are increasing in all aspects: number of plans, members, assets, contributions and disbursements. Data is taken from the 5500 series reports for plan years ending in 2019, the most recent available. The information presentedRead More →

Department of Labor Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published a report this shows that pension plans are increasing in all aspects: number of plans, members, assets, contributions and disbursements. Data is taken from the 5500 series reports for plan years ending in 2019, the most recent available. The information presented includesRead More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 20, 2021– Empower Retirement, the nation’s second-largest pension plan provider 1, added approximately $ 100 billion 2 in assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period se ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity overRead More →

Adds 925,000 new participants; assets under administration exceed $ 1,100 billion Increased emphasis on personalization for individuals; top quality customer service company GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, October 20, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000Read More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity over the past year has been higher thanRead More →

An interim legislative committee is considering whether the civil service pension plan should become a “defined contribution” plan. Currently, it is a “defined benefit” plan. But the current plan has an unfunded liability. And the committee will examine the possibility of requiring new recruits after January 1, 2024 to joinRead More →

The IRS recently updated its “Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System” (EPCRS). For your information, the EPCRS is a correction program administered by the IRS for plan sponsors to correct certain errors in pension plans. The EPCRS has three different components: the self-correction program, the voluntary correction program and the auditRead More →

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The IRS recently updated its “Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System” (EPCRS). For your information, the EPCRS is a correction program administered by the IRS for plan sponsors to correct certain errors in pension plans. The EPCRS has three different components: the self-correction program, the voluntary correctionRead More →

On July 16, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-30, an updated version of the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (“EPCRS”). Pension plan sponsors can use the EPCRS to correct certain compliance errors and avoid the adverse tax consequences associated with plan exclusion. We have provided a summary of theRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) The COVID-19 pandemic has had a noticeable impact on higher education institutions and their employees, and as a result, pension policymakers are looking to bolster their financial wellness plans to help employees feel more in control of their finances. Additionally, as plan sponsors seek to reduce complexity andRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) More than three-quarters — 77% — of Americans believe all workers should have access to a retirement plan, study finds National Institute on Retirement Security. Two-thirds believe pensions promise a more secure retirement than the ubiquitous 401(k) plan. Americans’ support for retirement is not surprising given the currentRead More →

Defined benefit plan or defined contribution plan: an overview Employer pension plans are divided into two broad categories: defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans. As the name suggests, a defined benefit plan, also known as a traditional pension plan, provides a specified payment amount at retirement. A defined contributionRead More →