A new publication from Research and Markets offers a highly detailed overview of what it takes to meet the many technical requirements of ERISA.
Charlie Cote, head of Retirement Link Sales at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, reflects on two decades of working with defined contribution retirement plan investors.
The new compliance support programming is free for advisers and seeks to “shed light on opacity surrounding financial regulations."
Advisers say the elimination of tax incentives to save would deter participation and lower savings rates.
“The tax rules have always been designed to tie the interests of the employer and the employee together," one former EBSA official says. “So if you mess up the tax treatment and remove the incentive to offer a plan, small businesses aren’t going to go through the trouble, risk and expense of offering one at all.”
Advisers and plan sponsors may think the sanctions bill doesn't affect them, but it does, according to a Groom Law Group Benefits Brief.
There are certainly states that are attempting to do so, but it’s unclear whether ERISA’s preemption of state law will render their efforts toothless.
The bill would implement a voluntary retirement program for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
Some members of leadership in Congress have pledged to leave retirement plans alone, one speaker noted, but it remains to be seen how that will actually play out.
The FiduciaryShield toolset launched by Redhawk aims to help advisers meet fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of IRA holders.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would undo much of the Dodd-Frank Act’s regulations and the fiduciary rule.
Leading experts explore retirement-related developments in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across the U.S.
In the end the Trump administration will allow the Obama-era DOL fiduciary rule to take effect; industry observers are split about what exactly this means for the long-term.
Some ownership transitions are designed to wring every last dollar possible out of the business, but this is simply not what ESOPs are about.
Plan sponsors from across the U.S. will gather in Washington D.C. next month for the annual PLANSPONSOR National Conference—presenting a tremendous opportunity for client networking and shared problem solving.
Witnesses called out regulations that hurt Americans retirement savings—the fiduciary rule, among others—and made recommendations for new rules that could help retirement savings—MEPs, among others.
A new bill introduced by Senate minority Democrats, seeking to protect ERISA exemptions for state- and city-run retirement plans for the private sector, would likely be made redundant with the removal of the Obama-era fiduciary rules.
One retirement industry CEO argues the recent effort by Congress to remove the ERISA safe harbor protections for state- and city-run retirement plans offered to private-sector workers won’t have much of an effect.
Passage of the CHOICE Act by the House Financial Services Committee could signal a further blow to conflict of interest regulations adopted by the Obama administration.
The Senate has passed legislation mirroring House-approved measures that will eliminate the Obama-era DOL rules regarding exempting state- and municipality-run retirement plans from ERISA.