EBSA Cracking Down on Contribution Fraud

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced a series of enforcement actions to protect more than $7 million for workers in retirement plans or health plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

DoL Broadens Fiduciary Net

For the first time in a generation, the Labor Department has taken another crack at the definition of a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).


DoL Sues Money Managers over Madoff Losses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has accused four money management firms of violating their fiduciary duties by causing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to pension and other benefit plans after placing their investments with Bernard Madoff.

DC to DB Transfer Elimination Upheld

A federal appellate court has agreed with a lower court judge that an employer was allowed to drop an option allowing participants to move defined contribution plan assets to a defined benefit program.

DoL Urges Unisys Fee Case Reversal

A federal judge in Pennsylvania made a mistake when he threw out a 401(k) excessive fee case against Unisys Corporation and Fidelity Management Trust Company, the Department of Labor (DoL) contends in court papers.

PANC 2010: Hidden Traps of ERISA

The first step retirement plan advisers should take to avoid lawsuits is to educate plan sponsors on their role as a fiduciary and their need for insurance, according to Attila Toth, Principal, Portfolio Evaluations.