Newsletters 2018

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January 2018

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  • Baltimore judge rules city violated contracts by cutting police and fire pension benefits
  • Chris Christie signs bill requiring stress tests, fee transparency at state pension funds
  • California’s Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn
  • Public Pensions Are Delivering on Promises to Retirees, Annual NCPERS Study Shows
  • U.S. POPULATION MORTALITY OBSERVATIONS UPDATED WITH 2016 EXPERIENCE
  • Washington Pulse: RETIRE Act Promotes Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Information
  • Hunting for Retirement Plan Participants? New IRS Guidance and the Expanded PBGC Missing Participants Program Should Help
  • DB Sponsors: Consider Accelerating Contributions For 2017 Plan Year Amid Tax Reform
  • Text of Instructions for 2017 IRS Form 8955-SSA: Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants with Deferred Vested Benefits
  • PBGC- What’s New for Employers & Practitioners

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February 2018

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  • Kentucky pension reform bill would move future teachers into cash balance plan
  • Half of Retirees Retired Earlier Than Planned, But Not Necessarily by Choice
  • California Cities’ Pension Bills May Rise With Calpers Move
  • Participation in Retirement Plans Increases Focus on Financial Future
  • WHAT RAISING SOCIAL SECURITY’S RETIREMENT AGE REALLY MEANS IRS
  • Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations Not Affected by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • Longevity and technology are transforming the way people retire
  • Tax and Budget Bills Include Tax Qualified Retirement Plan Provisions
  • DC participants with 401(k)s and HSAs have higher savings rates for 401(k) and overall
  • Should pensions care about corporate bond supply?

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March 2018

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  • W. Va. Bill Would Criminalize Failure to Make Public Pension System Contributions
  • Oregon Passes Law to Boost Public Pensions
  • A Worrying Shift for Pensions: Retirees Will Soon Outnumber Kids
  • Kentucky budget director sues state pension coalition to keep actuarial analysis under wraps
  • Del. Lisanti: Full State Tax Exemption for Military Retiree Pensions Clears the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Bill Seeks to Help Individuals Find Unclaimed Retirement Benefits & Provide Relief to Employers with Benefits Due Missing Participants
  • The Mobile Workforce’s Missing Participant Problem A Study by Boston Research Technologies and Retirement Clearinghouse
  • Target, Microsoft Lead Move Away From 401(k) Stock Investments
  • What You Should Know About Your Plan’s ERISA Fidelity Bond Coverage
  • DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS HAVE COME A LONG WAY!

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April 2018

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  • Puerto Rico gov defies board, rejects reform, pension cuts
  • Kentucky attorney general sues to stop pension bill
  • Court strikes down Chicago Park District pension plan
  • San Diego County sues pension fund to implement new benefit formula
  • WHEN A CITY GOES BROKE; PENSIONS, RETIREES AND MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCIES
  • Defined benefit plans are showing new signs of life
  • DOL increases fines, conducts fewer retirement plan audits
  • What to Do with Missing Participants and Required Minimum Distributions
  • PBGC Pays Out $5.6 Billion to Retirees of Failed Plans in 2017
  • Court Affirms DB Plan Sponsor Owes Excise Taxes on Non-Deductible Contributions