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December 20, 2019 President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known as the SECURE Act. Here are the more notable updates:
- The SECURE Act extends the RMD starting age from 70 ½ to 72.
- Americans are living longer, and an increasing number are choosing to continue working beyond the traditional retirement age. As a result, the SECURE Act allows those individuals over age 70 ½ who have earned income to continue saving for retirement by contributing to a traditional IRA.
- The SECURE Act now requires most non-spouse beneficiaries to withdraw taxable, inherited IRA assets with 10 years, rather than stretching them over their lifetime.
- Prior to the SECURE Act, employers could exclude part-time employees when providing a defined contribution plan, such as a 401 (k), to their employees. Under the new law, certain part-time employees will now be able to participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan.
- Under the SECURE Act, providers of defined contribution plans will be required to disclose annually the monthly lifetime income value of retirement accounts.