Financial Wellness Needs a Long and Short Game to Work for Both Participants and Organizations
When Does a Participant Loan Become a Deemed Distribution?
In the retirement plan industry, all too often we tend to conflate financial wellness with retirement readiness… …whether that means confidence in obtaining retirement goals or being on track to reach post-employment financial targets. However, that limited view may fail to paint a complete picture for many participants. For example, the New York Life Wealth Read More →
The Auditors Are Coming – Are You Ready?
For plans that offer loans, there is oftentimes confusion around when a participant loan will default, and even more so around when that loan would be considered a distribution for tax-reporting purposes. A recent IRS Issue Snapshot affirms that a participant loan is a legally enforceable agreement and terms of the loan agreement must comply Read More →
No one wants to be caught flat-footed when the auditors come calling. And with a new standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), both the auditors and plan sponsors will be subject to new responsibilities. The AICPA’s Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 136, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Read More →