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The 401(k) Handbook

The 401(k) Handbook

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The 401(k) Handbook

The 401(k) Handbook is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use resource of its kind. BLR specifically designed this new digital research library to help you easily navigate the complex web of compliance challenges. As 401(k) plans face more scrutiny and complex fee disclosure obligations, this is the one-stop resource for guidance on how to manage new obligations and deal with day-to-day issues regarding plan design and administration, contributions, nondiscrimination testing, reporting requirements and more.

With The 401(k) Handbook you can:

  • Stay current on topics such as your new disclosure obligations, how companies address the challenges the economy poses for retirement plans, discharging fiduciary duties and more!
  • Implement new programs, such as automatically enrolling employees and increasing their contributions.
  • Protect your plans with investment advice for employees from professional money managers. Use plan administration tips and guidance on regulations that implement the Pension Protection Act.
  • Ensure employees will gain a tax benefit from plans adopting the Roth feature.
  • And more!

Major Topics Covered

  • 401(k) Plan Administration
  • Nondiscrimination Testing
  • 401(k) Plan Options
  • Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
  • Setting up a new 401(k) Plan
  • Model Documents and Forms

Format and Frequency

  • Two volume Manual
  • Quarterly Updates

About Your Print Subscription

Your annual subscription includes published updates at no additional charge for the 12-month subscription period. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Client Services at or call us at 1-800-727-5257, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm Central Time.

Authors and Editors

Arris Reddick Murphy is an attorney with experience in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice area, and she is senior counsel with FedEx Corporation's Tax & Employee Benefits Law group. She has handled plan administration issues, testing failures and corrections in compliance with IRS and DOL programs, and she has designed and drafted qualified and nonqualified plans. Before joining FedEx, Ms. Murphy held the position of associate with the law firm of Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, and worked in-house with The Vanguard Group, and the City of Philadelphia as counsel to its Board of Pensions and Retirement. She is contributing editor of Thompson's The 401(k) Handbook.

Paul M. Hamburger is co-Chair of the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice Center and head of the Washington, DC office of the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. He is also a leader of the Practice Center’s health and welfare subgroup and a member of Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force. Mr. Hamburger has more than 25 years of experience in advising employers and administrators, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on COBRA and other employee benefits issues affecting pension and welfare plans. Mr. Hamburger is managing author of The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 5th Edition. Mr. Hamburger is also author and contributing editor ofMandated Health Benefits: The COBRA Guide, as well as co-author of the Guide to Assigning and Loaning Benefit Plan Money and the Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook, all published by Thompson Information Services.

Editorial Advisory Board for The 401(k) Handbook

Joseph S. Adams
McDermott Will & Emery
Chicago, IL

Mary B. Andersen, CEBS, ERPA, QPA
ERISAdiagnostics Inc.
Exton, PA

Todd B. Castleton
Proskauer Rose LLP
Washington, DC

Paul Hamburger
Proskauer Rose LLP
Washington, DC

Arris Reddick Murphy
FedEx Corporation
Memphis, TN

C. Frederick Reish
Drinker, Biddle & Reath
Los Angeles, CA

Steven D. Weinstein
Proskauer Rose LLP
New York, NY

David Wray
Littleton, CO