EBSA Recovered More Than $1B in 2009

The U. S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) reported recovering $1.36 billion in 2009 for employee benefits plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

ERISA Class Actions Picked up in 2009

The nation’s economic downturn has prompted plaintiffs’ lawyers to increase the pace of filing of class action lawsuits to recover 401(k) plan losses under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), a new analysis found.

IRS Audit Project Finds Low Bonding Coverage Problem

When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) put about 50 Form 5500 filings to the test recently, the plans filing the annual reports flunked on one major issue—buying enough fiduciary bond coverage for their fiduciaries and administrators.

IMHO: The Benefits of the Doubt

Those who were wondering when—or perhaps if—the issues raised in those revenue-sharing lawsuits would ever actually be tried got a strong, affirmative response last week.

IMHO: Tractor “Trailer”

About a week ago, Caterpillar agreed to a $16.5 million settlement of one of those allegedly excessive fee/revenue-sharing lawsuits.

QVC Ends 401(k) Loan Investigation

QVC officials have completed their investigation into alleged employee misconduct in taking 401(k) loans, but declined to say if they found any fraud or if any workers had been terminated, the Rocky Mount Telegram reported.

IMHO: Duty Calls?

When it comes to qualified retirement plans, there are three kinds of people: people who are fiduciaries and know it, people who aren’t fiduciaries and know it, and people who are fiduciaries and don’t know it.