The research found 25% greater participation in plans with 15 or more investment providers compared to plans with only one provider, and account balances are, on average, 73% higher among plans with 15 or more providers compared to single provider arrangements.
Tag: 403(b) plans
Under the proposed regulations, 401(k) plan sponsors could choose to make additional accounts available for hardship withdrawals.
The complaint specifically calls out the 11 T. Rowe Price target-date funds (TDFs) offered by the plans, saying they are all adviser or retail class funds—as opposed to investor or institutional class funds.
Their use of an adviser acting as a plan fiduciary has increased by 40% in the past four years, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America.
The changes streamline the investment, administrative, operational and communication processes for 403(b) participants, plan sponsors and advisers, says IPX.
The new lawsuit alleges the university engaged in prohibited transactions when it used revenue sharing from plan investments to pay for HR staff salaries and fringe benefits.
While not disagreeing with a federal court judge's decision, the plaintiff says the judge's findings about certain plan committee members warrants her ordering them to be removed.
A charter school in New Orleans has been told it has violated federal law and its obligations regarding financial management as identified in the charter operating agreement.
A federal district court judge found that “while there were deficiencies in the Committee’s processes—including that several members displayed a concerning lack of knowledge relevant to the Committee’s mandate—plaintiffs have not proven that the Committee acted imprudently or that the Plans suffered losses as a result.”
However, a federal district judge found enough plausible evidence to move some duty of prudence claims forward.
In a series of private letter rulings, the IRS has determined that plans in question, including a 403(b) plan, are church plans under the definition clarified in a Supreme Court decision.
403(b) plan participants have filed a lawsuit against Matrix Trust Company for making several transfers to an unauthorized account held by recordkeeper Vantage Benefits Administrators.
George Washington University has been sued over fees for its 403(b) plan.
According to the compliant, the defined benefit (DB) plan was required to adhere to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) funding rules.
The new claim in the 403(b) plan lawsuit says the defendants should have protected participant data as plan assets and not allowed TIAA to use it to market its products and services to participants.
An announcement also notifies plan participants about revenue sharing paid to TIAA from some investment funds and says revenue sharing will be rebated to participants.
According to the settlement agreement, the university has already made changes to the investment lineup for its 403(b) plans.
The lawsuit claims the university failed to adequately benchmark fees, negotiate for better fees, or reveal true fees participants were paying.
Failure to do so could result in their tax-exempt status being revoked, which will affect their ability to offer 403(b) plans.