CCH Introduces Authoritative New Guide To 401(k) Plans

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 5, 1999) – While 401(k) plans have become a standard feature of most employer-sponsored retirement plans, for those who have to administer such plans, compliance issues are anything but routine. Now, there is a thorough, single-source reference on the entire range of 401(k) issues, from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources and benefits law information. The new CCH Guide to 401(k) Plans provides expert, timely explanations of the complex laws and regulations governing 401(k) plans, as well as guidance and practice tools for employers, benefits professionals and others involved with corporate benefits issues.

"The 401(k) plan is now the most popular form of retirement savings offered to U.S. employees, and employers and benefits professionals have a critical need for current, accurate administration and planning information," said HR product manager Jeff Kessler. "The Guide is an invaluable resource for those who need to stay on top of this dynamic, complex benefits area."

Current, Comprehensive Coverage Aids Compliance

Guide coverage is wide-ranging, including thirty-seven key topics of 401(k) plans, such as types of arrangements, qualification, taxation, contributions, distributions, withholding, investment options, plan fees and plan mergers and consolidations.

With expert explanations of the laws and regulations that govern these plans, the useful desktop reference also serves as a primary resource covering the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, IRS and Department of Labor regulations and relevant rulings.

Monthly updating, along with a newsletter issued monthly, keeps users current with the latest legal and regulatory developments, as well as benefits trends.

Authoritative Information That’s Easy to Find, Use

Despite the complexity of the changing 401(k) arena, the one-volume CCH Guide to 401(k) Plans provides users with direct, easy access to critical information and answers. Topical arrangement and a comprehensive main topical index allows users to quickly pinpoint the information they need. And, expert explanations are written in plain-English – cutting through complicated laws and regulations, offering practical analysis and discussions.

The Guide also focuses on the practical aspects of plan administration. Charts, calendars and tables supply insight and "how to" advice for complying with federal laws and IRS rules. Sample plans and compliance documents help users design and implement a 401(k) plan and identify what forms and other recordkeeping are required. Decision checklists zero in on all of the major points that must be considered when solving any 401(k) concern.

In addition, the CCH Guide to 401(k) Plans includes expert commentary from outside authorities in the field, offering insights into programs that companies are implementing and flagging common pitfalls.

Pricing and Availability

For more information or to order the CCH Guide to 401(k) Plans, call 800-435-8878 or contact your CCH representative at 888 CCH REPS. The price for this loose-leaf guide with monthly updates and monthly newsletter is $249.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a leading provider of employment law information for human resources professionals, including CCH Pension Plan Guide, CCH Employee Benefits Management, CCH Human Resources Management and CCH Payroll Management Guide. CCH also provides tax and business law information in print and electronic form for accounting, legal and health care professionals. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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