September 20th, 2009
Sitting in the audience at the ASPPA/DoL Speaks conference last week, I was reminded just how disruptive it can be to have a new boss.
September 19th, 2009
When it comes to employee benefit plans, there’s a new sheriff in town.
September 18th, 2009
The Department of Labor is killing the final 401(k) investment advice rule under the Pension Protection Act, according to news reports.
September 17th, 2009
A trade group representing retirement services industry providers has
recommended the creation of a mandatory standardized 401(k) plan.
September 15th, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has gone back to federal court
asking a judge to force a former health-care firm owner to restore
millions of dollars he embezzled from his company’s 401(k).
September 8th, 2009
Plan sponsors got a bit of a roadmap from the U.S. Department of
Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) about how to
rely on a summary prospectus to meet the prospectus delivery component
of safe-harbor provisions.
September 5th, 2009
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Saturday threw his support behind President Barack Obama’s announcement of initiatives to help Americans increase their personal savings.
September 5th, 2009
As the nation turns its attention to the three-day Labor Day weekend, the White House is talking about retirement security.
August 14th, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued defunct Vinyl-Mark Products Inc.
of Hueytown, Alabama, and the company's pension and profit-sharing plan
trustees for allegedly misusing plan assets to pay the operating
expenses of the company.
July 31st, 2009
The Department of Labor (DoL) has said its Form 5500 transition relief
for 403(b) plans applies to years beyond the 2009 plan year.
July 9th, 2009
The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Phyllis Borzi as assistant secretary of labor for the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).
June 30th, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is taking its compliance seminar series to Atlanta.
June 25th, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a judgment in federal district court that will lead to the distribution of $164,251 in 401(k) plan assets to 14 participants.
June 16th, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the lineup of witnesses set to testify about target-date funds before SEC and Department of Labor (DoL) officials on Thursday.
May 11th, 2009
Plan fiduciaries looking for insights about their responsibilities can now get that information from the Labor Department without leaving their desks.
January 24th, 2009
Those who had been waiting anxiously (or nervously) for that final wave of regulations from the Department of Labor will have (get?) to wait a bit longer, it appears.
January 15th, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new publication to help small employers understand automatic enrollment for 401(k) plans.
August 4th, 2007
We don’t have a large yard, but it’s big enough to be “unruly.″
February 25th, 2007
Advisers should be proactive on helping their clients understand their plan fees in the coming year.