403(b) aware

New 403(b) rules may offer opportunities for advisers to have a "client touch"

The Best IPS

The nuts and bolts of investment policy statements

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).

Who Needs an Adviser?

Picking the best solutions—even the best automatic solutions—still requires expertise

Map Quest

Mapping funds remains one of the central issues in maintaining 404(c) compliance

Pay Check

Sometimes, tracking your income can be the hardest part of serving the retirement plan market

Buddy System

Retirement plan relationships are evolving from a casual give and take toward something more formal

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.