PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 27th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers! We hope many of you are planning for a three-day weekend to celebrate Memorial Day; unfortunately the top-clicked articles this week don’t make for very relaxing reading. Another round of ERISA litigation has been filed, including an excessive fee suit targeting a $9 million ‘micro plan.’ In this week's editor's picks, our expert columnists provide the insights you need to protect your clients. *Please note, we will be back Tuesday with the latest industry news.*
Editor's choice
Fred Reish and Joan Neri: ERISA Vista
Fred Reish, chair of the Financial Services ERISA practice at the law firm Drinker, Biddle & Reath, and Joan Neri, counsel on Groom’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group, field pressing compliance questions from readers and clients—with a recent focus on the DOL fiduciary rule.  Read more >
Marcia Wagner: Fiduciary Fitness
Marcia Wagner, ERISA expert and founder of Wagner Law Group, digs into the latest litigation and legislation of import to employer-sponsored retirement plans. Recent topics range from “The New Fiduciary Rule and Annuities” to “Expanding Coverage via State Plans.” Read more >
David Kaleda: Compliance Consult
David Kaleda is a principal in the Fiduciary Responsibility practice group at the Groom Law Group. His writing complements our other columnists and considers the art of managing requirements from the SEC, FINRA, DOL and all the other regulators watching over the ERISA industry.  Read more >
Join Our Upcoming PLANADVISER Fiduciary Rule Webcast
Our April 20th webcast for plan advisers offered a first-look at the results of the DOL’s final fiduciary regulations. As expected, a significant number of advisers tuned in. As a follow-up, our panel of experts will address some of the key questions that were submitted during that forum. Sign up here for the June 1st event. Read more >
2016 PLANADVISER National Conference
We’re hard at work planning the upcoming PLANADVISER National Conference, which will mark the PLANADVISER publication’s 10th anniversary. We’ll hear from some of the top compliance experts in the country during the September conference.  Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation

Findings from a Capital One survey about why employees do not participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan offers opportunities for education, according to Stuart Robertson.

IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019

A Program Letter lists compliance strategies for the agency for next year.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too

The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.

Kaleida Health Faces 403(b), 401(k) Plan Fee Lawsuit

The complaint specifically calls out the 11 T. Rowe Price target-date funds (TDFs) offered by the plans, saying they are all adviser or retail class funds—as opposed to investor or institutional class funds.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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