Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HANYS Benefit Services Creates Satellite Office in New York City Area

To meet the growing need in the New York City area, HANYS Benefit Services (HBS), an industry leader with more than 45 years of providing trusted advisory services, retirement plan offerings, and best-in-class employee benefits products, recently expanded operations to a new location in Melville, New York.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Highlights Importance of Fiduciary Responsibility

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Tibble vs. Edison has been described as “historic,” “ground-breaking,” and even “revolutionary.” The significant attention this case has generated is due in large part to the fact that a case about retirement plans reached the Supreme Court and that the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower courts’ decisions.

Yet, the underlying premise behind the decision in this case is not particularly glamorous. It is very familiar to us all: the fiduciary responsibilities of a plan sponsor.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Plan Sponsors Get Welcome Relief for Automatic Enrollment Features

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced modified correction methods for errors relating to automatic contribution features, including automatic enrollment, automatic escalation, and employee elective deferrals in both 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

The correction methods in the new Revenue Procedure 2015-28 are in addition to those previously identified in Revenue Procedure 2013-12. These new correction methods will encourage employers to more readily include automatic enrollment features in their defined contribution plans.

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