A "Multiple Pension Programs" (or MPP) are retirement plans that meet the requirements, such as the plan 401 (k), sponsored by some unrelated entrepreneurs. Employee Pension Income Act (ERISA) applies to MEPPS, which must meet the requirements of the internal income code to accept the contribution of employers for the benefits of a pension.
Farmer cooperative; business franchise; religious institutions, charity and education; And the Chamber of Commerce is a general example of a connected or affiliated entrepreneur who can consist of several employer retirement plans. You can get a relevant ERISA wrap plan document that will meet the SPD requirement while also acting as a plan document, incorporating the certificates and booklets for each benefit by reference.
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Some employer retirement plans need to be confused with the "Multi-Employer" pension plan, which involves trade unions and defined based on the Labor Management Relations Act in 1947, known as Taft-Hartley Act. The union multi-employer plan is generally found in the hotel, truck, and construction industries. The multi-company plan is also regulated by Erisa.
"Sponsor Principal Plan" from MPP is a single entity that sets retirement benefits. Daily operational responsibilities for plans, and related fiduciary responsibilities, are held by this main plan sponsor. An "adoption of employers" who joined the plan, also known as "co-sponsor plans," depending on the sponsor of the main plan for Pension Plan Administration and Asset Supervision.
As a result, shared sponsors generally do not bear fiduciary responsibility or obligations in connection with several employer retirement programs. In this case, some employers' plans can be very attractive to the company because it can offer the benefits of the employee pension plan without pose a fiduciary risk.