Message Boards Digest

May 28, 2021

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Beemer created a topic in Plan Document Amendments

CARES Act Permits Amendment of Compensation Definition to Include a 'COVID Stipend'?

"A client provided a 'COVID stipend' to employees in 2020. 401(k) contributions were not deducted from the stipend in 2020. Can the definition of compensation be amended retroactively as part of CARES Act amendment?"

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Mmason created a topic in Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Are Revisions to a QDRO Required by Law When Alternate Payee Asserts a Different Interpretation?

"My husband's QDRO was submitted and accepted May 2019. Now his ex-wife's attorney is looking to revise based on clarifications sent in the pension office's approval letter. The pension office stated, 'If this interpretation was not the parties' intent then a subsequent order will need to be sent.' The main issue being addressed is the survivor benefits. As written, his ex-spouse is not entitled to any death benefits. We would like to keep it that way. Now, because my husband didn't sign the new drafted agreement or respond, the ex-wife's attorney is filing a motion to compel. Do we need to revise the QDRO? After being accepted by the plan, do we have any legal rights to refusal?"

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BG5150 created a topic in 403(b) Plans, Accounts or Annuities

Nonelecting Church Plan Offers a Match -- 5500 Required?

"Nonelecting Church plan offers a match. Does that make them subject to Title I now? And do they need to file 5500s? Fact pattern: Nonelecting church plan, never sent written statement to be covered under ERISA. But they have been filing 5500s (for whatever reason). We took it over, and told them they might not have to file. But they said they did because they offer a match. Is that true for church plans (as opposed to a 'regular' non-ERISA 403(b) plan)?"

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