Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. The top news this week for advisers is the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. After much debate, the conflict-of-interest rule is finally up for final review at the Office of Management and Budget. Below are top-clicked articles for the week and other curated content in compliance, client services and practice management.
After years of speculation and an intense, ongoing retirement plan industry debate, the Department of Labor has advanced its conflict of interest regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for final review.
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Target-date funds and other QDIAs are often thought of as set-it and forget-it investments, but new data from J.P. Morgan Asset Management highlights the need for ongoing guidance and education among DC plan participants.
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The latest decision out of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals throws a dramatic new element of confusion into the epic regulatory saga that has been the rollout of the Department of Labor fiduciary rule.
Health savings accounts are often described as the 401(k) of health care—so it is only natural that retirement specialist advisers can play an important role in educating the public about these important savings vehicles; survey data shows more education and advice is desperately needed.