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The instructions for the 8955-SSA say:

 

The plan administrators of plans, such as governmental plans and non-electing church plans, not subject to the vesting standards of section 203 of ERISA are not required to file this form but may elect to do so.

How can I tell if a gov't plan is subject to ERISA 203? I'd assumed that every plan was until I read this. The section itself doesn't describe who is or isn't subject to it.

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No governmental plan is subject to ERISA 203. What this sentence is doing is using "governmental plans and non-electing church plans" as examples of plans not subject to ERISA 203, not saying that some are and some aren't.

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