The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”) changed the cash-out rule to require that account balances between $1,000 and $5,000 must be rolled over to an individual retirement account (“IRA”). This only applies if the plan sponsor makes...
Cash-out Rules for Small Balances
If your defined contribution plan contains a cash-out threshold of $1,000.00, participants with account balances below $1,000.00 must be forced to take their money out of the plan. Participants with small balances must be given the appropriate distribution form(s),...