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ERISA 07.09.2020

DOL Releases New Fiduciary Rule

The Labor Department has revealed its long-awaited fiduciary rule, along with some novel implications for record-keepers, rollover and Pooled Employer Plans advice. Titled “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees“, the proposal offers a new…
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DOL Releases New Fiduciary Rule
Cyber 06.30.2020

Plan Sponsors Specifically Threatened by Cyber Attacks

Retirement plans and, specifically, their plan sponsors are being threatened more and more by cyber attacks. Recordkeepers, custodians, and third party administrators are being attacked due to all the valuable personal data they harbor and…
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Plan Sponsors Specifically Threatened by Cyber Attacks
ERISA 06.24.2020

DOL Proposal Fortifies Fiduciary Role in ESG Investing

According to a new proposed rule from the Labor Department, ERISA plan fiduciaries are not allowed to invest in ESG vehicles that take on more risk and sacrifice investment returns. The rule, published Tuesday night,…
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DOL Proposal Fortifies Fiduciary Role in ESG Investing
ERISA 06.17.2020

DOL Releases RFI on PTEs Involving Pooled Employer Plans

The Department of Labor just published its Request for Information (RFI) on PEPs, or Prohibited Transactions involving Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) under the SECURE Act as well as other multiple employer plans. Per a press…
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DOL Releases RFI on PTEs Involving Pooled Employer Plans
ERISA 06.05.2020

DOL Approves Private Equity in TDFs

The Department of Labor has given the green light to private equity investments in professionally handled funds within 401(k)s. In a detailed Information Letter, the head of Division of Fiduciary Interpretations at the Employee Benefit…
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DOL Approves Private Equity in TDFs
ERISA 06.01.2020

3 Things You Need to Know About E-Delivery

With the devastating pandemic currently transpiring, it’s understandable if you have not kept up with the Labor Department’s final say on default electronic disclosure. Launched on May 21st, this rule includes new modifications in response…
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3 Things You Need to Know About E-Delivery
ERISA 05.29.2020

Detrimental Assumptions Plan Sponsors Make

When it comes to managing an employee benefit plan, even if a plan sponsor commits a very small plan violation, such an incident can result in hefty ERISA penalties. Even failing to file Form 5500…
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Detrimental Assumptions Plan Sponsors Make
ERISA 05.22.2020

Eleventh Circuit Releases Long-Awaited Decision on ERISA Sanctions

The Eleventh Circuit just confirmed their outlook on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA. The new decision in Williamson v. Travelport, LP 953 F. 3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2020), illuminated the latitude…
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Eleventh Circuit Releases Long-Awaited Decision on ERISA Sanctions
ERISA 09.10.2019

TPAs Risk Drowning Without Efficient Technology

The role of the third-party administrator has changed greatly over the last decade. TPAs had to learn to become more efficient and provide more cost reduction than their competition in order to maintain business. Because…
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TPAs Risk Drowning Without Efficient Technology