Spring Issue April 2016, Volume 9 / Issue 1   
Notes from the President Gary Zurek

Build from the past. Embrace change for the future.

Retirement plan administration in 1966 was significantly different than it is today in 2016.  Can you imagine the changes that may occur over the next 10 or 20 years?  We know two things for certain: technology will help 
create innovative solutions for the future, and... 

FAQ's Karen Thompson
Why is it important to let TSC know about my upcoming merger or acquisition? 

A company merger, acquisition, spin-off, sale or a change of ownership will affect your retirement plan. Employee benefit plan matters are often overlooked when one of these transactions occurs. The impact can be very different depending on... 

TSC Spotlight - 50th Anniversary 
Celebrating 50 years of building successful retirement plans!

Since TSC was founded back in 1966 by Ted Giannobile, our focus has been to provide expert retirement plan administration services. Watch a short video of our history...

TSC Employee Bio   
March 15, 2016 was a sad day for the TSC family 

We unexpectedly lost an incredible resource, dear friend and colleague, Jaime Calva. His desire to help make clients' plans successful for their business and for their employees kept him in the workforce long after most retire.
Industry/Legislation Updates Juhl Stoesz
This year promises to be a big year for regulatory changes affecting retirement plans. The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have both introduced new rules that would have a significant impact on the private retirement system. This article touches on some of the major changes.

What Does This Mean? - Becky Fisher
What is a TPA? 

A Third Party Administrator (TPA), such as TSC, is a company hired by an employer sponsoring a retirement plan to provide customized support for many of the day-to-day and annual requirements.  These include but are not limited to:

Of Interest - Dakota Spence-Zurek & Juhl Stoesz
America's Path to Retirement: A Brief History of Private Retirement Plans 
in the United States.

The Early Years: Family Farms, Railroads, and the Pony Express. Throughout the 1700s and the early 1800s private retirement plans did not exist in the United States. The vast majority of American workers were either employed by small, family-owned business or... 

Brain Teaser

What year did TSC begin the transition to an employee-owned company?
a) 2001
b) 1966
c) 1998
d) 2016

Email jennifera@tsc401k.com to submit your answer for a chance to win a $25 AMEX gift card!


The employee demographics of Company A can be broken down as follows:
a) 16 union employees whose retirement benefits are the subject of good faith bargaining

b) 3 temporary employees that are leased through a leasing organization
c) 15 seasonal employees who will never meet the plan's eligibility requirements

d) 2 independent contractors receiving income reported on Form 1099
e) 14 full and part-time employees 

Question: Which employee should be reported on the annual employee census?
  1. All of the above
  2. a, b, c and e
  3. e
  4. a, b and e
  5. c and e
Answer:  2. a, b, c,and e
TSC Translator Contributing Staff Members
Jennifer Arntson
Client Relationship Manager
Karen Thompson
Retirement Plan Administrator Manager
Becky Fisher
Retirement Plan Administrator
Cynthia Mills
Plan Document and Compliance Specialist
Andrea Gelhar
Plan Document and Compliance Specialist
Juhl Stoesz
Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel
Dennis Culhane
Retirement Plan Administrator
Paul Erickson
Retirement Plan Administrator Manager 
Dean Schwientek
Network Systems Admin
 Mike Gschwind
Internal Sales Consultant
 Lisa Melberg
Plan Document and Compliance Specialist 
Matt Slyter
Vice President Operations

Articles included in the TSC Translator are intended to provide general information about retirement plan developments and issues. The information provided should not be construed as legal or tax advice or opinion. Readers need to discuss specific factual situations confronting them with their retirement plan service providers and/or legal and tax advisors.

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