Busy school business officials will welcome guidance in the establishment or updating of 403(b) compliance programs, and this guide should help meet that need. The Ecomic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 has substantially changed the rules for TSA/403(b) arrangements; thus, it is important that school business officials have a compliance guide that reflects those changes. This will help them and their staff, understand what needs to be done.
Ellie Lowder is an independent consultant providing services relevant to 403(b) and other types of retirement plans for public school employers. She is the author of several books and compliance manuals about 403(b) and 457(b) plans.