In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s office charges UBS Financial Services, Inc. with leading inappropriate clients into its InsightOne brokerage program by falsely promoting services not offered.
A federal judge in New York has ruled in a lawsuit that Citigroup's cash balance plan is not “age neutral″ in the latest in a long line of federal court rulings on the controversial pension issue.
Prudential Insurance Company of America has agreed as part of a lawsuit settlement over the use of contingent commissions that it will now disclose all broker compensation to consumers.
Four Deere&Co. workers have sued Fidelity Investments over charges it levies unreasonable fees to manage the Deere 401(k) plan.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2007-3 containing the 2006 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification Requirements for plan administrators to consider when submitting a request for opinion, determination or advisory letters.
Under an agreement with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Prudential Insurance Company of America will eliminate the payment of contingent commissions to brokers on group insurance products, including life, disability and long-term care.
A vote by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week is expected to start easing the accounting rules governing how closely small public companies have to gauge the quality of their financial controls.
Federal pension regulators on Friday announced a series of proposed changes to the 2008 Form 5500.
A federal judge in Chicago has certified as a class action a lawsuit against Aon Corp. over allegations 401(k) participants lost ten of millions of dollars when its overvalued company stock price collapsed two years ago.
JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services has filed a multi-count suit against former vice president of sales Paul Freeman, accusing him of lifting confidential client files when he defected to Fidelity’s retirement services operation last month.
In the first time it has considered the issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that an employee's nonqualified stock options from his employer became taxable when the options were exercised.
The US Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will make available Thursday the 2006 Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).
The NASD announced Monday it has slapped Jefferies&Company with a $5.5-million fine for providing “improper gifts and entertainment″ to Fidelity stock traders.
In court papers filed last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed for the first time details of its two-year probe into possible fraud at Fidelity Investments.
A federal judge has cleared the way for a former employee of A.G. Edwards to continue pressing forward with his Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary breach lawsuit over excessive 401(k) fees.
As federal regulators continue filling in the detailed framework for the Pension Protection Act’s (PPA) provisions, they are now asking for public comment on the PPA’s investment advice exemption for 401(k) plans and IRAs.
The Department of Labor (DoL) announced it is suing the Iowa Association of Business and Industry over a stock windfall that the organization retained rather than turn over to its member companies’ benefit plans.
A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urges Congress to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to require more comprehensive disclosure to participants on 401(k) plan fees and business arrangements among service providers.
The Department of Labor (DoL) has announced that a model notice, which may be used by employee benefit plans electing to be treated as a multiemployer plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), will be published in the Federal Register for December 1, 2006.
The Treasury Department and IRS have issued Notice 2006-107 providing transition guidance on the provision of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) relating to diversification rights of plan participants and beneficiaries who have accounts held in publicly traded employer securities.