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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Lessons learned from district and appellate court decisions filed this year can help plan sponsor clients better protect their plans and fiduciary staff; 2018 also brought new trends in regulatory audits and investigations of advisers.
The complaint suggests MetLife is failing to meet its obligations to ensure different annuity options offered to pension plan participants are actuarially equivalent default benefit, as required under ERISA.