PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending December 23rd, 2016
Editor's choice
Compliance
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 >
Compliance
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 >
Investing
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 >
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Assessing Likely Impacts of IRS Hardship Withdrawal Rule Changes
New rules established by Congress and the IRS simplify the process for participants to request a hardship withdrawal of DC plan assets; some experts say this could increase “leakage,” while others anticipate more positive effects, such as lower debt among cash-strapped participants.
What Is a DOL Adviser Investigation Like?
The number of Department of Labor investigations of financial advisers has steadily increased over the years; here is a primer on the DOL’s sources of authority, and what to expect when examiners come knocking.
Managed Account QDIA Mechanics Challenge Plan Sponsor Clients
ERISA attorneys and plan design consultants say they are hearing more questions from sponsors about using managed accounts as a plan’s default investment, but the most common use case remains opt-in managed accounts.
Court Returns Mixed Ruling in Schwab ERISA Self-Dealing Suit

The detailed ruling comes after Schwab defendants moved to dismiss in part the plaintiff’s second amended complaint. 

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