Message Boards Digest

August 1, 2022

Here are the most recently added topics on the BenefitsLink Message Boards:

Peter Gulia created a topic in Retirement Plans in General

Should a Retirement Services Provider Be Its Customers' Super-Fiduciary?

"Senators Durbin, Smith, and Warren implore Fidelity, a non-fiduciary, not to allow retirement plans' fiduciaries even to consider whether to allow an account that invests in bitcoin as a possible investment some participants might choose for a portion (but no more than 20%) of an individual's account.

The letter's opening sentence asks 'why Fidelity. .. would allow plan sponsors the ability to offer plan participants [a choice about whether to invest in] Bitcoin.' Not openly stated is a worry that some plans' fiduciaries' decision-making -- about whether a participant should be allowed a choice -- might be imprudent.

If one reads the letter as an effort to persuade Fidelity to change its business decision, it asks that Fidelity act as a super-fiduciary, preventing plans' fiduciaries from making an imprudent decision by not presenting a choice to them.

BenefitsLink neighbors, what do you think? Should a retirement-services provider sometimes recognize that many customers lack enough expertise to evaluate prudently everything that might be offered, and so limit what the provider offers?"

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TPApril created a topic in Form 5500

Filed Form 5558 for a New Plan But Turns Out That Form 5500 Not Required After All

"Ever filed a 5558 extension for a one-person plan, and it was then determined that for one reason or another (assets<$250k, or no contribution made by 12/31), that 5500 not needed to be filed. Does the 5558 create an audit problem?

This has to do with an unresponsive new plan sponsor. We are thinking, if there is indeed an accrued contribution to ultimately file 5500ez on an accrued basis, even though under $250k. However if they ultimately do not make a contribution, there is nothing to file, but a 5558 would have been filed."

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LauraERPA created a topic in 401(k) Plans

Employee Leasing Company Wants to Sponsor a 401k For Its 'In-House' Employees Only

"Employee Leasing company wants to sponsor a 401(k) for their in-house employees only. Can they exclude employees leased to other organizations? Are there limitations or testing requirements to consider?"

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