Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2004-27 

July 6, 2004 

EMPLOYEE PLANS


Rev. Rul. 2004-65 Rev. Rul. 2004-65

Post-retirement health benefits; waiver. This ruling holds that an employer has reduced retiree health coverage, within the meaning of section 420(c)(2)(E) of the Code, if an individual who has coverage for retiree health benefits (“covered individual”) accepts an offer from the employer to waive the coverage in exchange for enhanced pension benefits.

Announcement 2004-57 Announcement 2004-57

Age-discrimination regulations; proposed withdrawal. Proposed regulations that would have interpreted the provisions of sections 411(b)(1)(H) and 411(b)(2) of the Code will be withdrawn. The mandatory technical advice cases involving cash balance conversions will not be processed while these issues are under consideration by Congress.


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