PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending December 23rd, 2016
Editor's choice
Expect More Varied ERISA Litigation in 2017
Aside from traditional allegations of excessive fees and mismanagement of company stock, ERISA litigation in 2016 included challenges to fund types, fiduciary processes and provider arrangements; expect more to come. Read more >
Tibble vs Edison Still Being Fought in Federal Courts
After multiple trips through the district and appellate court systems and consideration by the Supreme Court on multiple occasions, Tibble vs Edison took another step forward today. Read more >
Client Service
DC Industry Changes Will Remain Even if DOL Rule Reversed
Broadridge identified three trends driving change in the retirement industry that it says will remain regardless of what happens to the DOL fiduciary rule. Read more >
Client Service
Benefits of HSAs Key to Holistic Retirement Planning
Health savings accounts remained an increasing area of focus for readers of PLANADVISER during 2016. Read more >
TDF Market Center of DC Industry Growth and Innovation
Combining an active investment approach with passive within the TDF can generate alpha when possible while also addressing cost concerns. Read more >
Advisers Beware and Be Cautious When Talking Taxes in 2018

During a webinar called to discuss the advisory industry impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts warned advisers to be ready to decline to offer tax advice during 2018—over and over again.

Confusion Abounds After Fifth Circuit Decision Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule

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.

Three Quarters of Americans Have Not Planned for LTC Needs

Yet nearly six in 10 say saving for long-term care is a financial priority

Will SCOTUS Decide the Fate of the DOL Fiduciary Rule?

Some ERISA attorneys argue the Fifth Circuit decision last week to vacate entirely the DOL’s fiduciary rule expansion makes a Supreme Court decision on the matter inevitable; others are less sure that a decisive SCOTUS decision could be forthcoming, instead expecting the SEC to take the lead; still others admit they have little idea how the regulatory picture will shake out, recommending patience and ongoing compliance.

HSA Knowledge Gap Offers Clear Adviser Service Role

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. 

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

Advertising: Paul Zampitella

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