Tag: EBSA

How Advisers Serving MEPs and PEPs Can Be Conflicted

The most obvious potential conflict of interest for advisers setting up or serving pooled employer plans is if their practice is affiliated with the investments being selected—but there are other potential pitfalls to acknowledge.

EBSA’s E-Disclosure Rule Is Final

The standard, letting employers opt for electronic vs. print reporting, is a highlight of the agency’s departed assistant secretary’s tenure.

Assessing the State of Trump’s EBSA

The Employee Benefits Security Administration is among the regulators with the most direct influence over the retirement planning industry. It gets a new leader at the end of the month.

Ways to Make Default E-Delivery Even More Effective

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.

Closer Examination of DOL MEP Proposal

Those industry stakeholders disappointed by the limited scope of the proposed regulations can take heart in the fact that DOL staff calls for detailed commentary on ways the proposal could be expanded, including into the area of “open MEPs” and “corporate MEPs.”