Present Value of PBGC Maximum Guarantee for Limited Payment Rule

The PBGC releases the present value of maximum guarantee for purposes of limited payment exception under PPA funding rules.

Temporary Closure of Defined Benefit Pre-Approved Determination Letter Program

The IRS announces that it will temporarily close its pre-approved defined benefit plan determination letter program.

Final Section 204(h) Notice Regulations

The IRS has issued final Section 204(h) regulations amended to reflect changes made by the Pension Protection Act.

Technical Update 09-4; Funding Related Determinations and Missed Quarterlys

PBGC Technical Update 09-4 addresses: (1) funding-related determinations for purposes of waivers, extensions, and the advance reporting threshold test, and (2) missed quarterly contributions.

DOL Withdraws Investment Advice Regulations

The DOL announces the withdrawal of its investment advice regulations.

Withdrawal of Investment Advice Regulations; Other Pending DOL Regulations

DOL Withdraws Investment Advice Regulations and Class Exemption. The Department of Labor in today’s Federal Register, 74 F.R. 60156 (Nov. 20, 2009) [double-click for hyper-link], has withdrawn the investment advice regulations and class exemption that it published in January of this year.

Further Delay of Investment Advice Regulations

The DOL announces the further delay of its regulations governing the provision of investment advice by fiduciary advisors.

Guidance on Information Reporting for Statutory Stock Options

The IRS issues final regulations affecting the information reporting requirements for statutory stock options.

Guidance On Stock Purchase Plans Under Section 423

The IRS has issued final regulations relating to options granted under an employee stock purchase plan.

Final Rule on USERRA Benefits Under Title IV

The PBGC has published a final rule that amends PBGC’s benefit payments regulations to implement provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

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