Guidance on Readily Tradable Securities

Notice 2011-19 provides guidance as to when securities of the employer are readily tradable on an established securities market.

Assessing whether a Self-Directed IRA Can Be Invested in a Related Investment

What issues must be addressed when evaluating whether a self-directed IRA can be invested in an investment in which the IRA owner has an interest either individually or as a result of a relationship with a relative or employer.

CBO Response on Affordable Care Act Repeal

The Congressional Budget Office responds to request from Chairman Paul Ryan on the cost of enactment of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Clarifying Guidance on Terminating 403(b) Arrangements

Revenue Ruling 2011-7 provides guidance clarifying how the Section 403(b) plan termination provisions apply.

Health Insurance Deduction and Self Employment Tax

IRS reminds the self employed that for 2010, the health insurance deduction will also reduce the self employment tax.

Correcting Employer Eligibility Failures in 403(b) Arrangements

The IRS has reminded sponsors of Section 403(b) arrangements how to correct failures resulting from the ineligibility of the plan sponsor.

President’s Budget Would Allow PBGC to set Premiums

President Obama’s recently released proposed budget would, for the first time, allow the PBGC to set its own premiums.

Monthly Interest Rates for March Lump Sums

The PBGC announces the interest rates for valuing March, 2011 lump sum benefits.

PBGC Amends Final Rule to Prescribe Interest Rate Assumptions for March 2011

The PBGC rule amends its regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in March 2011.

Advisory Opinion on Application of Title I to Certain Health Benefits

Advisory Opinion 2011-02A provides guidance to the State of Florida on the application of Title I of ERISA to certain health benefit programs.

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