The guidance, which is the first of its kind, includes best practices and tips for protecting retirement benefits.
This is meant to help retirement investors, employee benefit plans and investment advice providers.
The Government Accountability Office calls for more guidance on cybersecurity matters and lists recommendations for the DOL to implement.
The department says it will not pursue enforcement actions against any plan fiduciary for failure to comply, and it plans to release further guidance on the issues.
A court filing cites the change in administration as the reason for backing out of the suit.
Plan fiduciaries will have to decide which suggestions fit their situations, and there are a few questions left unanswered, sources say.
TIAA says a variable annuity and mutual funds that take an ESG approach are widely used on its retirement plan platforms.
The guidance includes best practices for locating missing participants in addition to best practices for documenting efforts to do so.
The agency has also highlighted important modifications to the form.
The rule implements the registration requirements for PEPs pursuant to the SECURE Act
Reg BI, a new fiduciary rule proposal from the DOL and state-enacted fiduciary rules—what advisers should keep in mind.
Though they applaud the direction the Department of Labor is taking, expert ERISA attorneys say a new proposed rule does not sufficiently explain how pooled employer plans can be structured like existing multiple employer plans.
An Information Letter addresses private equity investments as a component of a professionally managed asset allocation fund and outlines what plan fiduciaries should consider.
The DOL alleged Wilmington Trust caused losses to ESOPs when it authorized them to pay more than fair market value for privately held employer stock.
An executive order requires each agency to establish on its website a single, searchable indexed database that contains, or links to, all the agency’s guidance documents and provides certain information about them.
Failure to find missing participants could disqualify a retirement plan under the tax code and lead to breaches of the ERISA fiduciary duty.
The Democratic presidential candidate tells Department of Labor Secretary Scalia she fears the DOL is considering standards of conduct that would permit advisers providing advice on retirement savings to engage in conflicts of interest.
The DOL is aiming to "modernize fiduciary practices related to the voting rights associated with ERISA plan investments and harmonize those regulations with the requirements of other regulators.”