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Employee Plans News November 29, 2012

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Issue Number:  2012-4

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In this edition of the Employee Plans News: 

Section 436 amendment deadline extended for defined benefit plans
Certain defined benefit plans have until the last day of the 2013 plan year to adopt a section 436 interim amendment

Governmental plans can elect second Cycle E (instead of second Cycle C)
Sponsors of individually designed governmental plans may submit determination letter applications during the second Cycle E (February 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016)

Amending governmental plans participating in group trusts
Explains which plans must amend to add the exclusive benefit requirements and the amendment deadline

Phone forum on plan loans and hardship distributions to Sandy victims (December 11, 2012)
Discussion of the available options for employees, their families and plan sponsors under Announcement 2012-44

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