Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By Nevin Adams12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

An alleged “built-in” flaw in fund design has drawn a fiduciary breach suit by a plan participant. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

The headline of a recent article didn’t pose that as a question. And that should make you think. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry reminds that there are fiduciary considerations associated with offering actively managed accounts in a DC plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A stolen identity, a few clicks, and there it is — a handsome retirement plan balance, ripe for the picking. A recent blog entry,and the IRS, offer some ideas on how to protect retirement plans from identity theft. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness programs provide help to participants in achieving their short-, intermediate- and long-term financial objectives — some of that advice is fiduciary and some is not. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As employees are asked to take on more responsibility for managing and financing their benefits, new research shows that employees want and need help making better decisions about their benefits. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Required minimum distributions may be among a plan's innocuous responsibilities, but a recent blog entry cautions that one fails to keep them in mind at one’s peril. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Thanksgiving has been called a “uniquely American” holiday, and though that is perhaps something of an overstatement, it is unquestionably a special holiday, and one on which it seems appropriate to reflect on all for which we should be thankful. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Several years ago the DOL sought to improve retirement plan fee disclosures, but new research suggests many workers are not reading plan disclosures and are unfamiliar with fees being charged for managing their funds. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

First, do no harm. A term commonly applied to the practice of medicine, but a recent blog post by Christopher Carosa applies it to fiduciary practices. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The National Association for Fixed Annuities hasn’t had much success thus far in its litigation challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation — until now. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) plans to introduce a bill intended to protect pension benefits for retirees in multiemployer DB plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension risk transfer is firmly entrenched, and for a variety of reasons. Some recent analyses offer their perspectives on the practice. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The technological revolution that has ushered in today’s electronic age is a thing of wonder. But it has also opened the door to theft and abuse of money and information, including from retirement accounts. A recent article discusses what can be done to address the threat. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

While many are likely aware that the Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE) requires satisfaction of three impartial conduct standards, there is a fourth, less well known requirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the offices of Vantage Benefits Administrators “amid concerns that money may be missing from retirement accounts the company manages,” according to the Dallas Morning News. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/30/2017 • 0 Comments

“All politics is local,” it has been said, and that principle holds for ERISA enforcement, too — at least according to an expert panel at the recent ASPPA Annual conference held in National Harbor, MD. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post on the fiduciary rule, Fred Reish notes that the fiduciary and best-interest standards of care, as well as the prohibited transaction rules, will have some unexpected effects. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL means business regarding retirement plans’ compliance with applicable law and regulation, cautioned expert presenters at an Oct. 25 session of the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC announced on Oct. 16 that it is launching a new pilot program that will offer mediation in certain Termination Liability Collection and Early Warning Program cases. READ MORE

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