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May 31st, 2017
Lawsuit Filed for Retirement Plans Using United of Omaha GICs
The lawsuit alleges United of Omaha breached its ERISA duties by improperly exercising its discretionary authority “to maximize its own compensation and retain large profits rather than crediting the participants and beneficiaries of the plans with appropriate returns.” Read more >
529 College Savings Plans and Your Business
With higher education costs rising every year, there’s no better time for DC plan sponsors to consider adding a 529 college savings plan to their employee benefits package. This presentation arms retirement plan advisers with ideas and resources to help them discuss corporate 529 plans with their 401(k) clients and prospects. Read more >
Should Advisers Advocate Employer Paternalism?
Experts ask, what role can or should the retirement plan adviser play in pushing employers to be more paternalistic and generous with employee benefits?  Read more >
Wells Fargo Advisors Confirms Shift in Commission Strategy
The firm is not sharing all the details of its compliance plan for the DOL fiduciary rule, but it has confirmed it will put some new limits on mutual fund share classes made available to retirement accounts.  Read more >
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Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
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Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan
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Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
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CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction
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Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
2017 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey
Micro-sized defined contribution plans, as defined by the 2017 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey, are those with less than $5 million in assets. Taken as a whole, however, the micro-plan market in many ways is large. Read more >
Fiduciary Rule Litigation
The DOL’s authority to regulate the financial services industry is separate from the authority conferred on the SEC, FINRA and state insurance, and other, regulators. Notwithstanding the potential conflicts and overlaps, the courts appear to believe that the DOL and other regulators can co-exist and effectively regulate together. Read more >
Lower Cost of CITs Attracting Sponsors’ Attention
Their assets have been increasing 14.4% per year, according to DST. Read more >

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