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You have questions about governmental plans. Panel's Governmental Plans Answer Book has the answers you need:
It’s no secret—when it comes to governmental plans, even the most seasoned pension professionals often find themselves on shaky ground. For good reason. With more than 2,300 state and local government retirement systems in the U.S.—each subject to federal, state and local laws—confusion about the rules and risk of compliance errors abound. But now there’s a resource that puts you on terra firma when dealing with governmental plans: Panel's new Governmental Plans Answer Book. Prepared by a team of practicing experts—preeminent in their fields—this comprehensive resource takes you step by step through the various laws that govern these plans. The guide makes it easy to understand the unique features of governmental retirement plans, so you can keep your plan in compliance and handle with confidence the myriad administration issues that arise.
At last—governmental plans demystified!
Co-authors Carol Calhoun and Cynthia Moore have gathered in one, highly accessible volume answers to more than 1,500 questions about governmental plans. In clear, plain-English terms, they set forth the federal laws that regulate governmental plans, the various state and local government pension laws that apply, and the compliance issues that go with them. You’ll find specific guidance on all tax-qualified government pension plans including:
Cynthia L. Moore is an attorney who specializes in state and local government retirement plan issues. She is President of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. She is Washington Counsel for the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), and has served on the Executive Board of NCTR. Her practice includes representing various retirement systems and other governmental plan clients. Cynthia also speaks and writes on government plan topics and is the author of the NCTR’s Public Pension Plans: The State Regulatory Framework, a survey text on state teacher retirement systems.
• Introduction to Governmental Plans
• Structure of State and Local Governmental Plans
• Identifying the Employer
• Obtaining Favorable Tax Status
• Governmental Plan Funding
• Investment of Plan Assets
• Selecting a Service Provider
• Remedies for Fiduciary Breach
• Beneficiary Designations
• Domestic Relations Orders
• Impact of Bankruptcy Law on Participant Interests in Governmental Plans