Retirement plan fiduciaries need to know that some of their communications with attorneys are protected by attorney-client privilege. In fact, when attorney advice is given to a plan fiduciary for the benefit of the… Read Moreabout Attorney-Client Privilege?
Benefit enrollment season is typically a period of high employee engagement, making it a great time for retirement plan sponsors to boost participation through education and information. Just keep in mind: while spotlighting opportunities,… Read Moreabout Preparing for Open Enrollment?
Lots of data points to how important retirement plans are to employees and businesses. Employer sponsor retirement plans are even more beneficial when the company provides a match–and a growing number of employers are… Read Moreabout All Time High: Employer Contributions
According to the Pension Research Council, fewer women than men have retirement accounts, and plan sponsors across the country are taking notice and action. Recognizing that thriving businesses focus on recruiting and retaining a… Read Moreabout Better For All?
Even when solid procedures, paid experts, and great diligence are in play, mistakes get made in the sponsorship of retirement plans. It’s always best for plan sponsors to be proactive about identifying and attending… Read Moreabout Sorry! Mea Culpa…
New data exemplifies the blurry feelings and ideas workers have about retirement, with about one third indicating that they are unlikely to ever actually retire, while about half of those in their 60s plan… Read Moreabout Blurry on Retirement
New trends in claims against retirement plans (and their fiduciaries) include allegations of imprudence related to investment fund choices. Even as excessive fee litigation claims brought in 2022 continue to clog up courts, new… Read Moreabout New Theories of Liability
Yes, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Administration (EBSA) regularly pursues violations of ERISA, recovering funds for retirement plan participants. Civil corrections, litigation and even criminal indictments are all possibilities for plan fiduciaries under… Read Moreabout ERISA: Civil Violations?