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|Is 2015 the Year of Lump-Sum Sweeps?|
Milliman Retirement Town Hall
Feb. 28, 2015
"Why 2015? The [IRS] has published lump-sum mortality tables through 2015. Many expect changes for 2016 or 2017 mortality rates, so that they better reflect the fact that people are living longer. As a result, the lump-sum values of retirement benefits going forward could increase significantly, somewhere in the range of 5% to 10%. If this is the case, the timing of these forthcoming changes is important, because they could be published by the IRS as soon as the third or fourth quarter of 2015. Plan sponsors already contemplating a lump-sum sweep may want to do so in 2015 in order to avoid this increase."
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