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Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Retirement and Employee Benefits Compliance Calendar

Strategic Benefit Services wants to help you stay compliant with our 2017 Retirement and Employee Benefits Compliance Calendar.

Compliance is just one of many services SBS provides. Visit our Retirement Plan Services and Employee Benefits service pages to learn more.

If you have any questions regarding compliance requirements or their application to your plan, contact us at (855) 882-9177 or at sbs@hanys.org.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Strategic Benefit Services Named a PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser for the 2nd Year in a Row

PLANADVISER Magazine has named Strategic Benefit Services (SBS) as one of its 2017 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers. We have been awarded in the categories for large teams with $4 billion or more in retirement plan assets under advisement, and large teams with 180 retirement plans or more under advisement. The PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers is an annual list of the retirement plan advisers and adviser teams that stand out in terms of a series of increasingly stringent quantitative measures.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Remedial Amendment Period for §403(b) Plans

Sponsors of 403(b) plans, both those subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and non-ERISA plans, were required (with few exceptions) to have in place a written plan document by December 31, 2009. Sponsors who did so will be able to restate their plans to adopt one of the prototype plans or volume submitter plans when they become available.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2013-22 in March 2013, which provided guidelines for issuing opinion and advisory letters for §403(b) prototype plans and volume submitter plans. The Revenue Procedure stated that a remedial amendment period would be available whereby eligible employers could retroactively correct defects in the form of written 403(b) plans.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Key Retirement and Employee Benefits Compliance Reminders for February

Due February 28th

  • Paper filing of Form 1099-R to IRS for distributions made in 2016.
  • Section 6055 Reporting - Forms 1094-B and 1095-B. IRS information returns filed no later than February 28, 2017, or March 31, 2017 if filed electronically.
  • Section 6056 Reporting - Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. IRS information returns filed no later than February 28, 2017, or March 31, 2017 if filed electronically.
Download the full 2017 Retirement and Employee Benefits Compliance Calendar.

If you have any questions or would like to begin talking to an advisor, please get in touch by calling (855) 882-9177 or e-mail us at sbs@hanys.org.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Q4 Retirement Market Recap - Post-Election Rally

The 2016 U.S. general election was an unusually dramatic event for investors, most of whom were expecting the Democrats to hold the White House. Investors reacted favorably to the election results, with the S&P 500 closing at a new record high on November 22, and continuing to advance through the end of the quarter.

Read the Q4 Retirement Market Recap to learn more about the impact of the 2016 election. Also included is an update on litigation targeting non-profit retirement plans.

If you have any questions, or would like to begin talking to a retirement plan advisor, please get in touch by calling (855) 882-9177 or e-mail us at sbs@hanys.org.