SECURE 2.0 Includes Several Changes Intended to Encourage the Use of Retirement Annuities

SECURE 2.0, which was included as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, was signed into law in late December 2022. The statute contains 92 substantive sections making reforms to a broad array of retirement-related provisions in ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and certain other laws. Of these 92 sections, four make changes to various aspects of the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules set forth under the Code that apply to annuities in various situations.

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About Author: Joshua Waldbeser

Joshua Waldbeser counsels retirement plan sponsors, asset managers and funds, and financial services providers on their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA, and keeps them on course with regulatory compliance matters. Formerly with the Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration, Joshua has an insider’s view of the regulatory challenges faced by employers with respect to their own plans, and by insurance companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, recordkeepers, banks and trust companies with respect to their services to plans and IRAs. He provides practical, business-oriented advice that reflects the interplay between ERISA, securities and other sources of law, and focuses on compliance and risk mitigation. View all posts by

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