Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 3.djvu/75

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PUBLIC LAW 104-188—AUG. 20, 1996 110 STAT. 1805 "(I) the rate of an employer's matching contribution does not increase as an employee's rate of elective contributions increase, and "(II) the aggregate amount of matching contributions at such rate of elective contribution is at least equal to the aggregate amount of matching contributions which would be made if matching contributions were made on the basis of the percentages described in clause (i). "(C) NONELECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS. —The requirements of this subparagraph are met if, under the arrangement, the employer is required, without regard to whether the employee makes an elective contribution or employee contribution, to make a contribution to a defined contribution plan on behalf of each employee who is not a highly compensated employee and who is eligible to participate in the arrangement in an amount equal to at least 3 percent of the employee's compensation. "(D) NOTICE REQUIREMENT.— An arrangement meets the requirements of this paragraph if, under the arrangement, each employee eligible to participate is, within a reasonable period before any year, given written notice of the employee's rights and obligations under the arrangement which— "(i) is sufficiently accurate and comprehensive to apprise the employee of such rights and obligations, and "(ii) is written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee eligible to participate. "(E) OTHER REQUIREMENTS.— " (i) WITHDRAWAL AND VESTING RESTRICTIONS. — An arrangement shall not be treated as meeting the requirements of subparagraph (B) or (C) of this paragraph unless the requirements of subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (2) are met with respect to all employer contributions (including matching contributions) taken into account in determining whether the requirements of subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph are met. "(ii) SOCIAL SECURITY AND SIMILAR CONTRIBUTIONS NOT TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. —An arrangement shall not be treated as meeting the requirements of subparagraph (B) or (C) unless such requirements are met without regard to subsection (1), and, for purposes of subsection (1), employer contributions under subparagraph (B) or (C) shall not be taken into account. "(F) OTHER PLANS.— An arrangement shall be treated as meeting the requirements under subparagraph (A)(i) if any other plan maintained by the employer meets such requirements with respect to employees eligible under the arrangement.". (b) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF SATISFYING SECTION 401(m) NON- DISCRIMINATION TESTS. —Section 401(m) (relating to nondiscrimination test for matching contributions and employee contributions), as amended by section 1422(b), is amended by redesignating paragraph (11) as paragraph (12) and by adding after paragraph (10) the following new paragraph: