25.01.2019 06.47 CDT

Notice 2018-95 offers relief to employers who have failed to properly administer the “once-in-always-in” rule for 403(b) plans. However, the Notice also serves as a reminder for potential plan design opportunities.

IRS Offers Relief for Certain 403(b) Eligibility Failures

IRS Offers Relief for Certain 403(b) Eligibility Failures

Section 403(b) plans operate much like their cousins, 401(k) plans. But, there are some key differences.

Notice 2018-95, issued by the IRs in December, provides very specific and targeted relief for retirement plans under Code Section 403(b). who failed to properly administer certain 403(b) eligibility rules. However, equally valuable to 403(b) sponsors, is the clarification contained in the Notice on how these eligibility rules are supposed to be administered.