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.
Recordkeepers and other service providers have submitted generally positive comment letters to the Department of Labor regarding its proposed e-delivery default rule, but they also have some specific suggestions for improving the proposal.
The associated instructions have also been updated to reflect, among other changes, an increase to $2,194 per day in the maximum civil penalty amount assessable under ERISA Section 502(c)(2).
Both the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission are revisiting their proxy voting rules, creating an opportunity for greater regulatory alignment.
Two executive orders could lead to more formal guidance and a halt on enforcement without proper guidance in place, attorneys from Groom Law Group explain.
Industry sources speculate that the DOL's new structure for its Employee Benefits Security Administration will result in more guidance and fairer enforcement.
Retirement plan service providers generally support making electronic delivery of documents the default, but print communication industry organizations and some consumer groups say the paper default should remain.
Eugene Scalia is known for having worked in the trenches of a number of labor issues for many years, and experts suggest he could have a big influence on the DOL’s agenda.
Experts discuss changes that will affect advisers, such as Reg BI, the new Customer Relationship Summary form and the DOL, post-Secretary Acosta.
Fiduciaries were ordered to restore $6,502,500 to the plan for an overpriced purchase.
After previously failing to get DOL approval for a target-date fund design that involves an annuity and reinsurance component, LGIMA hopes the Trump Administration will more readily allow such private sector innovations.
In a new Field Assistance Bulletin, the DOL addresses a set of common errors made by multiple employer plans as they attempt to comply with a reporting rule introduced in 2014.
In addition to the final ruling, the department has also released a 16-page request for information (RFI) on open MEPs.
Eugene Scalia, son of late Assistant Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was part of the team that defended the Chamber of Commerce in its lawsuit against the previous DOL fiduciary rule.