Joelle Tavan

Self-Correction of Plan Failures Made Easier — At Least For Now

ADRINE A. CARGILL and JOELLE TAVAN, December 19 2023 Since 1990, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided plan sponsors with programs and related mechanisms to correct plan qualification failures (or “defects”) and avoid significant penalties for their failures to comply with certain of the tax-qualification requirements under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code […]

Missing Participants: The Search Continues

JOELLE TAVAN, February 22, 2022  For a number of years, the Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA), the Department of Labor (DOL)’s branch responsible for administering and enforcing the fiduciary, reporting, and disclosure provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), has made missing plan participants one of its key […]