Reasons that 401(k) Plans Terminate

Plans can terminate for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Merger or acquisition
  • Consolidation of qualified plans
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business closure

When a 401(k) plan needs to be terminated, it’s important that plan sponsors understand and take action to ensure that they fully meet their fiduciary responsibilities to all participants, following guidance set forth by the DOL (link) and the IRS (link).

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