Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q1 2020

The CARES Act: Relief for Retirement Plan Participants

On March 27, 2020 Congress overwhelmingly passed, and the President signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q4 2019

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bill. This represents the most impactful retirement plan legislation since the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q3 2019

A safe harbor is a provision in law that provides protection from liability under specific situations or if certain conditions are met. In an effort to encourage companies to offer retirement plans to their employees, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) offer a number of safe harbor provisions to protect plan sponsors.

Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q1 2019

On April 9, 2019, Principal Financial Group (Principal) announced that it had reached an agreement to purchase Wells Fargo’s retirement plan recordkeeping business.

Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q4 2018

Effective February 9, 2018, Congress signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which made changes to the hardship distribution rules for qualified retirement plans.

Retirement Plan Industry Update – Q2 2018

Congress recently announced changes to the hardship distribution rules for qualified retirement plans by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

MRA Associates Work-From-Home Policy

3/18/2020 – MRA Associates cares about the health and safety of our clients, our MRA team members and their families, and the community. As we continue to navigate this pandemic and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented a work-from-home policy.

Our firm is well prepared to continue to serve, support, and advise our clients. Team members have remote access to all systems and processes to ensure continued normal business operations. Please help us to do our part by using telephone and video conferencing for meetings with us until the threat of contagion is significantly reduced.

As your trusted financial partner, we are monitoring the current economic environment, discussing approaches to short-term challenges, and developing innovative solutions. Please know that we are available to you for all of your needs and concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any questions.

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