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QOTW: Part-Time Eligibility 2

A plan sponsor at our recent National Conference wondered if other organizations have different eligibility rules for part-time workers versus full-time workers – with the new requirement for permanent part-time workers to be eligible after two years, are sponsors allowing part-time workers to participate in the plan immediately if they allow full... Read More >>

QOTW: Sidecar Accounts

Legislation is currently being discussed in Congress that would establish emergency savings accounts that would be held alongside existing 401(k) accounts (a “side-car account’).  Amounts contributed to the emergency savings side-car account could be withdrawn by the participant at any time with no penalties or restrictions.  Under this... Read More >>

QOTW: Religiously-Compliant Investments

At a session at the recent PSCA national conference, an attendee wondered if other plan sponsors have received requests from participants for religiously-compliant investments to be added to the 401(k) lineup. Not many in attendance had so this week we asked our members. More than 90 percent of respondents indicated they have not received requests... Read More >>

QOTW: Saver's Credit

Recent research from Transamerica shows that not many plan sponsors promote the Saver’s credit to their employees so this week we asked our members if they do and for their thoughts on it. More than half of our members state that they do not promote the Saver’s Credit, a third are unaware of what it is, and only 15 percent of plan sponsors... Read More >>

2023 HSA Limits Announced

The IRS has announced the 2023 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs).  The 2023 limits increased significantly for the first time in a while.  The annual contribution limit for single coverage will increase from $3,650 to $3,850 and the limit for family coverage increases from $7,300 to $7,300 for 2023. The out-of-pocket limit for... Read More >>

QOTW: Vesting

Plan sponsors are evaluating many plan features in trying to ensure their retirement plan is competitive in a tight labor market. We recently asked them if the plan’s vesting schedule for company contributions is something they are re-evaluating to make the plan more attractive to new hires. One-in-ten sponsors stated they are taking a look at the... Read More >>

Help Your Participants Take Their HSA to the Next Level

It’s clear that participants want to do more with their HSA than just save or spend. Investing is a powerful option that can potentially help them take huge strides toward retirement readiness, and HSA investment assets have more than doubled over the last two years alone.  They’re now estimated at over $34 billion nationwide, accounting for a... Read More >>

Rising 'Tied': Rise and Shine Yoga

Get your day off to a great start with a healthy dose of energy.  Whether you are brand new to yoga or an advanced practitioner this class at the 75th PSCA National Conference will gently guide you to move with your breath to open the body and relax the mind. You’ll experience breath work to energize, moving meditations to connect your body and... Read More >>


This week we asked plan sponsors if their organization is moving or considering moving to a Pooled Employer Platform (PEP) as allowed in the SECURE Act. More than 90 percent of respondents indicated that they are not currently considering it and are not interested. No respondents indicated they are moving to a PEP and only three percent are... Read More >>

PSCA Announces Winners of 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Nancy Gerrie and Robert C. Merton will each be awarded the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at its National Conference on April 28, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ.  Winners of PSCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award are nominated by PSCA members and then voted on by the PSCA leadership committee. Previous award recipients include... Read More >>