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Press release:

2016 Supplement to the Governmental Plans Answer Book Published

Issued by: Calhoun Law Group, P.C.

Date: Oct. 12, 2015

October 6, 2015 -- The 2016 Supplement to the Third Edition of the Governmental Plans Answer Book has now been published. It reflects substantial new developments in the area over the past year.

New materials include the following:

  • IRS proposals to eliminate or substantially modify the determination letter process
  • Proposed Department of Labor regulations concerning the definition of a fiduciary and fee disclosure requirements for service providers
  • Notice 2015-07, discussing the extent to which a governmental plan can cover employees of charter schools
  • Rul. Rev. Rul. 2014Ė9, which provided guidance to plans concerning the circumstances under which they could accept rollovers
  • Recent developments concerning same-sex marriage, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance treating discrimination based on sexual orientation as sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Controversy regarding public plan divestment in fossil fuel stocks
  • Update on state funding issues
  • Recent court decision about whether a beneficiary designation must be in its makerís handwriting.
  • Domestic relations court order that treats a person who never was the participantís spouse and never was even a putative spouse as though the nonspouse is the participantís nonchild dependent, even if the facts known to the court make clear that the ostensible dependent is no longer in the participantís household
  • New discussion of use of domestic relations orders in child support cases
  • Major state legislative changes
  • Recent developments in case law affecting governmental plans
For more information on this book, written by Carol V. Calhoun, Cynthia L. Moore, and Keith Brainard, you can use the following links:BL:hh

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