Keep Your Qualified Retirement Plan Active
Thank you for choosing American Century Investments® for your plan investments. As the plan sponsor, you are required by the IRS to update your plan every six years.
Restating Your Qualified Retirement Plan
Every six years, the IRS requires plan sponsors to restate their plans, to incorporate legislative updates that have taken place by completing new plan documents (see Step 1 below). The legislative changes incorporated into your plan include:
QNEC and QMAC: 401(k) and Profit Sharing only
granted plan sponsors the ability to use forfeitures to fund the QNEC and QMAC contribution types
Disability Claims: All Plans
provided participants guidelines to follow to appeal rejected distribution claims where "disability" was the reason for the distribution
Additional legislative updates not yet incorporated into your plan documents:
Hardship Distributions 401(k) and Profit Sharing only
granted plan sponsors access to new money sources (including earnings) to use for hardship distributions
Download and complete your plan documents based on plan type referenced under the link in your letter. Don't forget to save a copy of the completed documents for your records.
Money Purchase Pension Plan:
Simplified 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan:
If you are not making additional plan provision changes, other than the required changes listed above, complete the Acknowledgement Form . The form will automatically be sent to American Century to confirm you have restated your plan upon electronically signing the form.
If you are making additional plan provision changes, other than the required changes listed above, fax or mail a copy of the adoption agreement to American Century Investments®:
American Century Investments
PO Box 419385
Kansas City, MO 64141-6385
It is your responsibility to notify American Century that you have restated your plan(s). It is also your responsibility to notify American Century if you have made additional changes other than the required changes to your plan.
Failure to notify American Century of plan changes could result plan errors. If you have no plan changes, failure to notify American Century Investments that you have restated your plan could result in the removal of prototype status.
Provide a copy of the completed Summary Plan Description and Summary of Material Modification (as applicable) to your eligible employees.
IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: American Century Companies, Inc. and its affiliates do not provide tax advice. Accordingly, any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained herein (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, in connection with the promotion, marketing or recommendation by anyone unaffiliated with American Century Companies, Inc. of any of the matters addressed herein or for the purpose of avoiding U.S. tax-related penalties.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more detailed information or for advice regarding your individual situation.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a personalized recommendation or fiduciary advice. There are different options available for your retirement plan investments. You should consider all options before making a decision. Our representatives can help you evaluate all of your distribution options.