In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made suggestions to the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) to address plan sponsor and provider confusion over new reporting requirements for the Form 5500 Schedule C.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) said it is investigating how it can best encourage the use of lifetime annuities or other similar instruments.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor will present video remarks by Secretary Hilda L. Solis outlining the department’s regulatory agenda.
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) today blasted the decision by the Obama Administration to withdraw the final regulations on investment advice.
U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) officials have cautioned plan administrators that they should not share their PIN numbers for the EFAST2 electronic document filing system.
A former payroll administrator for a Houston recycling company has been indicted for stealing paychecks and 401(k) plan money.
I am admittedly something of a pension (and regulatory) geek, but when the SunAmerica Opinion was published (December 2001), it was clear that something big had just happened.
The regulatory tone is shifting in Washington, and plan advisers and their clients should be ready for changes, asserted speakers at the PLANADVISER National Conference.
Disgraced NFL quarterback Michael D. Vick has agreed to pay $416,461 in restitution to a pension plan sponsored by his company MV7 LLC to settle allegations Vick had funneled off plan assets for his personal use.
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.
When it comes to employee benefit plans, there’s a new sheriff in town.
The Department of Labor is killing the final 401(k) investment advice rule under the Pension Protection Act, according to news reports.
A trade group representing retirement services industry providers has recommended the creation of a mandatory standardized 401(k) plan.
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).
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.
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.
As the nation turns its attention to the three-day Labor Day weekend, the White House is talking about retirement security.
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.
The Department of Labor (DoL) has said its Form 5500 transition relief for 403(b) plans applies to years beyond the 2009 plan year.