As reported here, the Internal Revenue Code currently permits a plan design that allows plan participants to convert non-Roth after-tax contributions to Roth contributions through in-plan Roth rollovers.  This design would allow a participant to maximize deferrals to a defined contribution plan while limiting future tax liability.  However, among the White House’s Fiscal Year

The PBGC has recently initiated efforts to enhance retirement security for Americans by promoting lifetime income options (i.e., annuitized benefits).  As part of these efforts, as well as those of the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor, the PBGC issued final regulations regarding the treatment of rollovers from defined contribution plans to defined benefit plans for purposes of the PBGC’s statutory guarantees under Title IV of ERISA.  The PBGC regulations are intended “to encourage people to get lifetime income by removing barriers to moving their benefits from defined contribution plans to defined benefit plans.” The guidance also “removes the fear that the amounts rolled over would suffer under guarantee limits should [the] PBGC step in and pay benefits.”