The BenefitsLink Newsletter -
Retirement Plans Edition
December 12, 2000
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Payment of Administrative Expenses from Plan Assets: The DOL's Kansas City Initiative
Excerpt: "In the past several months, the Department of Labor (DOL) has begun an initiative focusing on the appropriateness of using plan assets to pay for certain plan expenses, particularly fees generated by third-party service providers. The DOL's audit activity originated in the Kansas City regional office, but recent reports indicate that six of the 10 DOL regional offices are instituting plan expense audits modeled on the Kansas City program." (Thompson Publishing Group)
New Twist for Web Financial Sites-- a Live Adviser
Excerpt: "The burgeoning world of online financial advice is getting personal. The newest and potentially revolutionary twist: You can now talk to an investment adviser, a real live person, while you are online." (Salt Lake Tribune)
Bankers Systems and Newkirk Products Form Alliance
Press release. Excerpt: "Bankers Systems will focus on providing IRA documentation, consulting, and administration services -- while Newkirk's subsidiary, McKay Hochman Company, will concentrate on qualified retirement plan document and Internet solutions." (PRNewswire, via Excite! News)
(Following also appears in Welfare Plans Edition)
New issue online of the Pension & Benefits Update email newsletter by Tax Analysts: 12/11/2000
News items include: PBGC Claim for Missed Minimum Funding Contributions Denied Bankruptcy Priority; Master and Prototype Plans, Volume Submitters Must Submit Opinion Letter Applications by Year-End; Interest on Loan Deemed a Distribution Is Deductible; DOL Issues ERISA Exemption for Captive Insurance Arrangement; PBGC Amends Regs on Valuing Benefits in Single-Employer Plans; more. (Tax Analysts, Inc.--see www.taxbase.org)
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