For reliable guidance on implementation, administration, termination, and every other aspect of 401(k) plans, rely on 401(k) Answer Book . This quick-access sourcebook helps you ensure that every aspect of your plan runs smoothly and lets you avoid the pitfalls of poorly designed and administered plans. The 2006 Edition is easier than ever to use as a comprehensive, one-volume desk reference. Join the thousands of pension professionals who turn To The 401(k) Answer Book for their toughest questions on: Design considerations Employee communications Participant loans Hardship withdrawals Nondiscrimination testing Fiduciary responsibility Accounting and reporting requirements Distributions Transfer or rollover of benefits Included in the 2006 Edition are: New rules and procedures applicable To The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determination letter process Proposed IRS regulations clarifying rules applicable to age 50 catch-up contributions Final IRS regulations on the minimum distribution rules New life expectancy tables to be used under the new minimum distribution rules Considerations when merging a money purchase plan into a 401(k) plan Discussion of pertinent issues involved in the Enron litigation Additional IRS guidance on permitting distributions following a 'severance from employment' Plan design opportunities as a result of EGTRRA Release of a new model distribution notice reflecting EGTRRA provisions Further guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) on programs providing investment advice to participants Final DOL regulations on the use of electronic technology in plan administration Updated information on prototype and volume submitter plans Recent information on IRS user fees associated with determination letter applications Elimination of the special rule capping elective deferral contributions in the year after a hardship withdrawal occurs and much more! Complete with retirement planning tables and relevant citations, this unique question-and-answer guide is invaluable for benefits managers, attorneys, actuaries, administrators, accountants, and financial and investment planners.401(k) Answer Book 2006, was published 2005 under ISBN 9780735553590 and ISBN 0735553599.