Independent Actuaries Blog Category: Retirement Planning

Are Retirement Index Funds Breaking the Market?

The fact that the largest market index funds hold a significant competitive advantage over smaller funds is undisputed. As fund management companies increases in size, the cost to manage their funds become a lesser percentage of the fund size, and … Continue reading

2020 Retirement Plan Limits

The IRS has announced the new retirement plan limits for 2020. Most limits increased from 2019 to 2020, and some stayed flat. Highlights include: The compensation limit used in determining benefits and contributions for both defined benefit and defined contribution … Continue reading

New E-Delivery Safe Harbor

In response to an Executive Order issued last year to strengthen retirement security, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed rules for disseminating pension plan notices electronically. Participant notices for pension plans include Summary Annual Reports, Individual Benefit Statements, Annual … Continue reading

Tax Season is Over! Could Your Business Use a Deduction?

Now that the extended tax season is over, it’s a great time to consider if a qualified retirement plan is right for your business. Since contributions to these plans are deductible, setting up a qualified retirement plan is an effective … Continue reading

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

The deadline to make a contribution to a qualified defined benefit plan with a plan year of January 1st – December 31st is September 15th. If you missed this deadline and your plan has unpaid minimum required contributions, the IRS … Continue reading

We’ve Got Videos!

Did you know that we now make informational videos about retirement plans and related topics? This is part of our efforts to expand our Client Resources and General Resources, and make sure our clients and referral sources have the information … Continue reading

We’re Presenting!

This week, consultants from Independent Actuaries, Inc. (IAI) are presenting at the Employee Benefits Conference for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. As experts in retirement plan design and administration, we are excited to be presenting valuable information to … Continue reading

Supporting Your Spending Habits in Retirement

The thought of retirement conjures a wide variety ideas and feelings for different people, some good and full of bliss, and others that are full of dread. One fear that many people have is outspending their retirement income. In an … Continue reading

FaceApp and Retirement Planning

I rarely use social media, but my wife recently showed me a picture from FaceApp of what we would like in 30 years. I imagine most people either have the App or have had a similar experience. It always makes … Continue reading

Is Planning for Retirement Stressing You Out?

The world can be an uncertain place, and trying to navigate turbulent markets to prepare for retirement can be stressful. Fifty-nine percent of Americans report that preparing for retirement makes them stressed. In a recent survey it was found that … Continue reading