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Market Bull Beats Liability Bear by a Nose in 2017



Happy 401(k) investors across the U.S. know that the stock market bull had quite a run in 2017. Sure, investment professionals can argue subtle points around the relative strength of growth vs. value, small vs. large cap, or emerging market potential, but it honestly didn’t take a lot of skill to…

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IRS Mandates Use of New Mortality for 2018…Unless You Don’t Want To!



On October 3, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2017-60, finally acknowledging that new mortality assumptions would be required for 2018 in the determination of minimum contributions and, by association, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. But in an altruistic maneuver by the IRS (two…

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