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Pitfalls of Using an Investment Rate of Return as the Cash Balance Plan's Interest Crediting Rate
[Guidance Overview] IRS Determination Letters Are Back in Play for Certain Ongoing Plans (PDF)
[Opinion] Cash Balance Plans Could Make a Comeback
[Opinion] Pew Misleads States by Pushing Cash Balance Plans
[Guidance Overview] IRS Expands Determination Letter Program to Hybrid and Merged Plans
[Guidance Overview] IRS Reopens Determination Letter Program for Certain Plans
State Hybrid Retirement Plans (PDF)
Advantages to a Market Return Cash Balance Plan Design
2018 National Cash Balance Research Report (PDF)
Planning for the Administration of Your Cash Balance Plan
Revisiting the Business Owner's Traditional Retirement Formula with a Cash Balance Plan
Reaching New Markets: Cash Balance Strategic Plan Terminations
Cash Balance Plans: 2018 Survey and Trends (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Issue Snapshot: How to Change Interest Crediting Rates in a Cash Balance Plan
Will a Cash Balance Plan 401(k) Combo Secure Your Retirement?
Case Study: Providing Adequate Retirement Income for Employees Through Cash Balance Plans
[Official Guidance] Text of PLR 201803006: OK to Amend Interest Rate Lookback Month for Cash Balance Plan's Pre-Conversion Benefit (PDF)
When Amending a Plan, Tell the Truth or Pay the Consequences
2017 National Cash Balance Research Report (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Guidance on Cash Balance Benefit Formulas: Avoiding Employer Discretion
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Memo for EP Employees: Definitely Determinable Cash Balance Plan Benefit Formulas (PDF)
Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box
2016 Report on the Use of Cash Balance Plans (PDF)
The Cash Balance Moment
[Guidance Overview] IRS Provides Helpful Guidance for Cash Balance Plans and 401(k) Plan Testing (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Chief Counsel Advice 201617006: Eligibility of Certain Cash Balance Plans for the Section 411(b)(1)(H) Safe Harbor Rules Regarding Lump Sum-Based Benefit Formulas and Indexed Benefits (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Hybrid Plans Should Be Reviewed for Compliance With Final Rules
[Opinion] The Truth About Cash Balance Pension Plans for Public Employees
Are You Ready for a Cash Balance Plan? (PDF)
My Cash Balance Plan Had a Return in 2015 Less Than the Interest Crediting Rate. Now What?
[Opinion] The Fallacy of the Participant Outcomes Mantra
Text of Reply Brief of Petitioner PricewaterhouseCoopers Urging Supreme Court Review of Cash Balance Plan's 'Normal Retirement Age' Based Solely on Years of Service (PDF)
Text of Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court Review of Cash Balance Plan's 'Normal Retirement Age' Based Solely on Years of Service
Cash Balance Plans Overview
Market-Return Cash Balance Plan Might Be the Right Design to Improve Sponsor and Participant Outcomes (PDF)
Hybrid Plan Rules Leave Those Using Whipsaw in Tight Spot
[Guidance Overview] IRS Publishes Final Hybrid Plan Regs
[Guidance Overview] IRS Issues Final Regs Providing Anti-Cutback Relief and Guidance for Hybrid Retirement Plans
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Final Regs: Transitional Amendments to Satisfy the Market Rate of Return Rules for Hybrid Retirement Plans
Retirement Plan Communications Failed to Adequately Disclose Implications of Wear-Away Period to Retirement Plan Participants
Participants Get Larger Benefits Due to Disclosure Defects in Cash Balance Conversion
Text of District Court Opinion: Effect of DB Wear-Away Provision Was Not Adequately Disclosed; Cash Balance Plan Must Be Reformed to Provide Increased Benefits (PDF)
NASRA Issue Brief: State Hybrid Retirement Plans (PDF)
Cash Balance Plans 2015 Update
Text of Second Circuit Opinion: Cash Balance Plan Definition of 'Normal Retirement Age' at Five Years of Service Violates ERISA (PDF)
Cash Balance Contributions as a Business Expense: How to Allocate Costs Among Multiple Owners (PDF)
Risk Management Solutions for Cash Balance Plans
Amara Again: Second Circuit Upholds Judicial 'Reformation' of Pension Plan (PDF)
IRS Hybrid Plan Transition Rules Criticized
Hybrid Plan Transition Rules Would Not Mandate That Prior Plan Designs Be Treated as Improper
[Opinion] American Academy of Actuaries Comment Letter to IRS on Proposed Hybrid Retirement Plan Regs (PDF)
[Opinion] ERIC Comment Letter to IRS on Transitional Amendments for Hybrid Retirement Plans (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Long-Awaited Cash Balance Plan Guidance Presents Compliance Challenges and Opportunities (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Issues Final and Proposed Rules for Hybrid Pension Plans (PDF)
Cash Balance Plans Are Redefining Retirement Benefits
[Guidance Overview] Recent Guidance on Hybrid Plans Gives Sponsors Interest Rate Options (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Releases Highly Anticipated Cash Balance Plan Regs
[Guidance Overview] IRS Issues Final and Proposed Hybrid Plan Regs
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