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Benefits and Retirement Deadline Checklist for June 2022

Benefits and Retirement Deadline Checklist for June 2022

Author Executive Benefits Team
Date May 13, 2022

The Executive Benefits Team is pleased to share the following report, prepared by the Employee Benefits group at Isler Dare PC.

As we enter June, we want to help you keep a few deadlines in mind. June is often a good month for taking care of benefits and retirement special projects as the number of other deadlines is reduced.

“An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an IRC section 401(a) qualified defined contribution plan that is a stock bonus plan or a stock bonus/money purchase plan. An ESOP must be designed to invest primarily in qualifying employer securities as defined by IRC section 4975(e)(8) and meet certain requirements of the Code and regulations. The IRS and Department of Labor share jurisdiction over some ESOP features.”


Benefits and Retirement Deadline June 30, 2022

  • Process participant ESOP[i] diversification elections that were made by March 31
  • Process corrective distributions to “cure” failed ADP[ii]/ACP[iii] tests for 401(k) plans with an eligible automatic contribution arrangement for 2021, to avoid the 10% excise tax

Special Projects

  • Obtain insurance renewals from all vendors
  • Work with retirement plan recordkeepers to provide modeling or projections of the cost impact and the non-discrimination testing impact of any design changes under discussion or of any unusual plan features (e.g., level of company contributions; safe harbor, auto enrollment or auto escalation features; varying employee groups; etc.)

[i] Employee stock ownership plan

[ii] Actual Deferral Percentage

[iii] Actual Contribution Percentage


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