If Ludwig were alive today, had a retirement account, and you were his financial advisor (which is a fun thought), there are some things you would want to know before giving him any "rollover recommendations".
Did you know that with respect to PTE 2020-02, the DOL has expanded their definition of "rollover" to include:
A rollover from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to an individual retirement account (IRA)
A transfer of assets from one IRA to another IRA
A rollover from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to another employer-sponsored retirement plan
A rollover from an IRA to an employer-sponsored retirement plan
A transfer from one retirement account type to another retirement account type.
Also, in regards to the use of annuities, PTE 84-24 still stands, but the SECURE Act has made it easy for institutions that administer plans to offer their own in-plan annuity contracts with a safe harbor exemption for the plan sponsor.
What does this mean for you as an advisor?
It doesn't just mean that rollovers are obviously more regulated, but that your clients may be lured into an annuity that may or may not be right for the overall plan you've built with their family and legacy in mind.
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