Case of the Week

The ERISA consultants who serve on the Columbia Management Learning Center Resource Desk regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical topics related to IRAs and qualified retirement plans. In each installment of this weekly feature on NAPA Net, John Carl, President of the Retirement Learning Center, LLC, summarizes answers to questions received by Resource Desk consultants.

By John Carl5/5/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Massachusetts, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving Roth IRAs vs. designated Roth contributions in 401(k) plans. READ MORE

By John Carl4/28/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Texas, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving state-sponsored retirement plan programs. READ MORE

By John Carl4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Ohio, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the definition of an investment advice fiduciary.  READ MORE

By John Carl4/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Illinois, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry related to plan compliance errors. READ MORE

By John Carl4/7/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Tennessee, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry related to plan fiduciaries. READ MORE

By John Carl3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Connecticut, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the withdrawal of RMDs from retirement savings arrangements. READ MORE

By John Carl3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Wisconsin, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry involving a DB plan’s funding level. READ MORE

By John Carl2/24/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Maine, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving 401(k)-to-Roth IRA conversions. READ MORE

By John Carl2/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Massachusetts, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry involving 10b5-1 plans. READ MORE

By John Carl2/11/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Idaho, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving automatic IRAs. READ MORE

By John Carl2/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Illinois, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry about a British pension arrangement called a QROPS. READ MORE

By John Carl1/20/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Missouri, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed President Obama’s tax reform proposals that could affect retirement savings.

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By John Carl1/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Minnesota, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the tax impact of a Roth IRA conversion.  READ MORE

By John Carl1/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in South Carolina, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving available tax credits for retirement plan sponsors and participants. READ MORE

By John Carl12/23/2014 • 0 Comments

President Obama has signed into law H.R. 5771, legislation that restores qualified charitable distributions for 2014. We’ve updated our Case of the Week post on the QCD situation, originally published in November. READ MORE

By John Carl12/17/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Minnesota, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the delivery of required plan notices to participants. READ MORE

By John Carl12/9/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Nevada, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving a self-employed 401(k) plan participant’s salary deferral election. READ MORE

By John Carl12/1/2014 • 0 Comments

The ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving a plan sponsor’s unease with handling certain plan administrative functions. READ MORE

By John Carl11/3/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in North Carolina, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving rollovers between traditional IRAs. READ MORE

By John Carl10/27/2014 • 1 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Michigan, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving designated Roth contributions in a 401(k) plan. READ MORE

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