DOL Provides Clarity & Relief after 5th Circuit Vacates Fiduciary Rule


For over two years, employers and financial institutions (specifically broker-dealers) that managed investments for retirement plans have been dealing with compliance and administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule (the “Fiduciary Rule”), which primarily expanded the definition of “fiduciary” and created new prohibited transaction exemptions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC).
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Should You Hoard Records If Benefit Claims Live Forever?


Human-resource professionals are a notoriously organized and efficient bunch.
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Supreme Court Clarifies Limits to ERISA Church Plan Exemption


On March 27, 2017, the then 8 Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments for three consolidated cases regarding the outer bounds of the “church plan” exception under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
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Employers, Be Aware of—but Don’t Worry about—the Fiduciary Rule’s June 9 Deadline


If you’ve had better things to do, you might only be vaguely aware that the new fiduciary rule becomes effective on June 9, 2017. We’ve written about this before (here and here), but a quick refresher might be helpful as the deadline looms.
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401(k) Plan Design and its Effect on Employees’ Retirement Readiness


Most American adults are concerned that they will not be able to retire or will outlive their retirement income.
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