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Please review our selection of the following retirement and employee benefit industry articles and white papers:

  1. Severe Penalties for Accountants: 419 Welfare Benefit 412i Retirement Plans. You are an accountant who signed a client's return that involved welfare benefit plans or 412i retirement plans. The IRS says many of these are now considered abusive tax shelters. Article by financial expert Lance Wallach at taxaudit419.com.

  2. PRAs in Section 125 are now AFTER TAX versus PRE-TAX! by Ric Joyner at eflexgroup. Warning! Those that wanted to drop group insurance coverage and use PRA or HRA to write individual coverage are dealt a blow in this notice. Application of Market Reform and other Provisions of the Affordable Care Act to HRAs, Health FSAs, and Certain other Employer Healthcare Arrangements.

  3. What’s Top of Mind for Plan Sponsors? by Jill Cornfield at Plan Adviser. Fidelity's 2013 Plan Sponsor's Attitude Survey points to two things always on a plan sponsor’s mind—retirement readiness and fiduciary responsibility. Plan sponsors turn to advisers for a range of support services, and confidence in their own understanding of their fiduciary responsibilities is not a given.

  4. 2013 Fidelity's Plan Sponsor Attitude Surveyonline survey of 937 plan sponsors who use a wide variety of recordkeepers.

  5. The 419(e) Plan: Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by David Neufeld, JD, LLM (Tax), AEP, published in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals © 2008 - November 2008

  6. Controlled and Affiliated Service Groups - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE by Larry Lawson (Cincinnati) & Reviewer: Jeff Nelson (Cincinnati)

  7. IRS Section 415 final regs Contribution Limits - Defined Benefit Plans published by Prudential Securities © 2007

  8. 401(k) Plans: A 25-Year Retrospective published by the Investment Company Institute © 2006

  9. Justifying 401(k) Fees: A Challenge for Fiduciaries by Richard D. Glass © 2008 - published at Investment Horizons

  10. New Comparability Plan: A New Paradigm on Retirement Planning for Small-Business Owners, by Keith R. Fevurly, CFP®, J.D., LL.M., © 2007 Financial Planning Association - FPA Journal

  11. PEO Multiple Employer Plans - In Indepth Focus on Revenue Procedure 2002-21 by Mark L. Shaffer, RHU - Pension Specialist, ©  2002 Executive Benefit Plans, Inc.

  12. Legislation and Legal Issues on Staff Leasing and Professional Employer Organizations, ©Bierce & Kenerson, P.C. 2002 - Download .PDF file

  13. PEO Multiple Employer Plans - Summary of Revenue Procedure 2003-86 - Provides additional guidance for PEOs and the administration of their plans.

  14. Cash Balance Add On - An article by John Agatston, FSA, EA, MAAA, MSPA, © 2005 John S. Actuarial Actuarial Services, Article discusses a unique plan design for high income individuals in small employer groups.

  15. An Early Warning System for Controlled Group Retirement Plans By Cheryle Salzberg and David Langer Copyright 1996 The CPA Journal, April, 1996 Reproduced with permission. © 2001 DAVID LANGER COMPANY, INC. - Download .PDF file

  16. New Roth 401(k)/403(b) Plan Design Feature Available for 2006: After-tax Roth Contributions white paper by 
    Richard G. Schwartz and Randell Montellaro of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. © 2005.

  17. The Influence of Automatic Enrollment, Catch-Up, and IRA Contributions on 401(k) at Retirement by Sarah Holden and Jack VanDerhei of the Investment Company InstituteCopyright © 2005 by the Investment Company Institute

  18. What's A Hot 401(k)?

  19. How Should I Fund My Retirement?

  20. IRS Guide To Retirement Plans For Small Business

  21. Think Your Business Can't Offer A 401(k) Plan. . . Think Again!

  22. GUST and EGTRRA Restatement Requirements and Why?

  23. New Concepts Permit Employers to Enhance Retirement Plans

  24. Is Your Retirement Plan Designed to Fail or did you Fail to Plan?

  25. Are Baby Boomers Facing A Retirement Crisis

  26. 401(k) - A Great Way To Save!

  27. Saving Down The Road - The Cost Of Waiting

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