As we close out 2017 and enter into 2018, plan sponsors have retirement plan administration deadlines that need to be completed to avoid consequences for the plan. In past years, sponsors have had a significant amount of deadlines to meet before the end of the year. Fortunately, this year there have not been as many legislative changes that require plan amendments.
Kyle Halberg, JD, Manager of ERISA and Vendor Services with Pension Consultants states, “Retirement plan fiduciaries must be aware of the many important deadlines involved in properly administering their retirement plan. Missing any of these deadlines can lead to serious consequences for the fiduciary and the plan. Part of our job is to make sure we help plan fiduciaries meet deadlines and administer their plans properly.” With that being said, Pension Consultants has outlined up-and-coming items to help plan sponsors close the book on 2017, and get a head start on 2018.
Missing any of these deadlines can lead to serious consequences for the fiduciary and the plan.
Plan Sponsor End-of-Year Deadlines:
Plan Sponsor Beginning-of-Year Deadlines:
The end of the year is a great time for plan sponsors to review their company’s plan and make sure the plan is operating properly. It’s also a good time to evaluate what benefits employees are utilizing and review if new features are beneficial.
Download our FREE 2017 Compliance Calendar for a comprehensive deadline list. Additionally, make sure to check back continually with the IRS for Updated Required Amendments List for Qualified Retirement Plans. Sponsors can find 2016’s IRS Notice 2016-80 Here.
If you are a plan sponsor and would like more information on upcoming retirement plan deadlines or need help with plan administration, contact Pension Consultants’ ERISA Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-234-9584.
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