Category Archives: Governmental plans

Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangements are Receiving More Attention

By: Jeff Chang Previously, we wrote about the uses of health reimbursement arrangements and the IRS rules that apply to them. As we explained, an HRA is basically an employer-funded account that may be used for paying specified medical and health … Continue reading

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Why Hire A “3(38)” Adviser For A Public Agency 457(b) Or 401(a) Plan?

By Jeff Chang Most public sector retirement plan sponsors understand that even though their plans may not be subject to the fiduciary duties and responsibilities of ERISA, they are still subject to fiduciary duties under applicable State law.  Moreover, certain … Continue reading

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Does Your Plan Have A Proper Fiduciary Structure?

By Jeff Chang Recently, we have dealt with an “epidemic” of retirement plans, both very large and very small, that all have the same problem – the lack of a proper fiduciary structure.  Why? As with so many personnel and … Continue reading

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Chapter 32: How “Not” To Transition To A New Record-Keeper

By Jeff Chang Time and time again plan sponsors seriously disadvantage themselves and their plan participants by announcing the migration of their plan from one record-keeper to a new record-keeper before all the conditions for a smooth transition have been … Continue reading

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Chapter 28: Why Cashing Out PTO Next Year Doesn’t Work

By: Jeff Chang Our efforts to educate employers about the dangers and surprises associated with PTO cash‑outs (see, Chapter 13 and “When Having Your Cake and Eating It May Be a Bad Thing: Cautions About Cash-Outs of Unused Leave Or PTO”) … Continue reading

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