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Federal judge approves Ascension Health's $29.5M settlement in class-action pension lawsuit


Ascension Health, a Catholic health system based in St. Louis, will pay $29.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the health system and subsidiary Wheaton Franciscan Services in Glendale, Wis., violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which governs employee pensions. 86 more words

New Year Brings New, (Sometimes) Lower VCP User Fees

Effective January 2, 2018, the IRS has materially lowered the user fees required to be paid in order to participate in the Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System or EPCRS.  301 more words

401(k) Plans

Partial Plan Terminations—Do You Have One?

What constitutes a partial plan termination? There is a rebuttable presumption that a partial termination has occurred if 20 percent or more of the participants are involuntarily terminated. 100 more words

Partial-Plan Termination

Today we’re talking about partial-plan terminations. Learn what they are, what causes them and more… use it… and don’t get burned!

Employee Benefit Plans


Marci Gordon of Synergy Settlements out of Orlando, Florida, did fine job at recent Clay County, Missouri, CLE on the subject of ERISA liens and some reduction strategies.    57 more words


IRS Announces New Benefit Limits for 2018

On October 19, 2017 the IRS announced 2018 cost-of-living adjustments for annual contribution and other dollar limits affecting 401(k) and other retirement plans.   Salary deferral limits to 401(k) and 403(b) plans increased $500 to $18,500, but other dollar limits remained unchanged, including the compensation threshold for highly compensated employee status. 46 more words

401(k) Plans