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 >
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Many Retirees Spending More Than They Expected

However, retirees spend 32% less than non-retirees.

Butch Lewis Act Said to Fail to Address Multiemployer Pension Deficits

The Pension Analytics Group says the act would only temporarily mask the deficits, as opposed to reducing them and that the only solution is to reduce benefits across the board.

First Deadline Looming for SEC Electronic Disclosure Compliance

When the SEC adopted the new Rule 30e-3 earlier this year, creating a new system for electronic delivery of fund information, it also established a transition disclosure period that starts in January, during which "funds that choose to implement the new delivery method for shareholder reports provide prominent disclosures in prospectuses and certain other shareholder documents that will notify investors of the upcoming change in transmission format.”

Bristol-Myers Squibb to Terminate $3.8 Billion Pension

It will offer lump sums to participants and transfer the remaining money to a group annuity contract from Athene Annuity and Life.

2019 Planning for DC Plan Clients

Willis Towers Watson offers nine actions for DC plan advisers to help their clients mitigate risks in 2019.

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

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