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Brandon Trippe Earns National Industry Honor

Federal Reserve Board Releases Stress-Test Scenarios for 2018

Thirty-eight of the largest banking institutions in the United States will be subject to the Federal Reserve’s 2018 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) – up from 34 in 2017.

Our Numbers are Up!

Newport Group is pleased to report our latest corporate numbers, which reflect our firm reaching some significant milestones.

Tis the Season: Year-End Testing Often Requires Corrective Action

Each year, 401(k) plans must pass a series of nondiscrimination tests to ensure that the company owners and key personnel are not benefitting disproportionately compared to lower paid employees.

Tax Reform Recap

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the major tax reform bill known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”  Now the hard work is beginning. 

2018 Budget Act Contains Retirement Provisions

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was enacted on February 9, 2018.  The Act includes a number of provisions that will affect qualified retirement plans.

Update: New Disability Claims Regulations

On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor announced that the new disability claims procedure regulations will go into effect on April 1, 2018. As we previously shared, the Department had delayed the effective date of the new rules from January 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018, in order for it to consider comments and data submitted by interested parties regarding the impact the new rules would have on costs and, ultimately, on workers’ access to disability insurance coverage. 

New Tax Law Has Minimal Impact on Retirement Plans

On December 22, 2017, Public Law No. 115-97, the widely debated new tax legislation, was signed into law.  This law, which was originally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (but that now has no official name due to procedural rules) had, at various stages of the legislative process, a great number of provisions that would have impacted retirement plans.  However, the following are the only provisions in the final version of the law that we anticipate will have an impact (direct or indirect) on retirement plans:

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