“ERISA’s limitations on who employers can exclude from ERISA plans are very narrow,” the decision states. “The law prohibits an employer from denying participation in an ERISA plan on the basis of age or length of service. Other than that, any bases for exclusion from a plan are permissible.”
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However, a federal district judge found enough plausible evidence to move some duty of prudence claims forward.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are participants and beneficiaries of the Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, who seek to restore losses to the plan and to otherwise remedy a complicated series of alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.
403(b) plan participants have filed a lawsuit against Matrix Trust Company for making several transfers to an unauthorized account held by recordkeeper Vantage Benefits Administrators.
The legislation helps protect defendants who settle lawsuits from claims from co-defendants.
George Washington University has been sued over fees for its 403(b) plan.
The appellate court found Bank of America did not profit from transferring participants' 401(k) accounts to a cash balance plans and noted that previously the bank entered into a closing agreement with the IRS, paying a $10 million fine and setting up a special-purpose 401(k) plan to restore participants’ accounts.
The new claim in the 403(b) plan lawsuit says the defendants should have protected participant data as plan assets and not allowed TIAA to use it to market its products and services to participants.
A federal judge is allowing the plaintiff one last chance to make more context-specific arguments in her case.
The lawsuit claims the university failed to adequately benchmark fees, negotiate for better fees, or reveal true fees participants were paying.
The plaintiffs say that since these experimental funds were added to the plan in 2013, they have consistently underperformed their benchmarks, and have underperformed the funds they replaced by tens of millions of dollars.
Despite Wells Fargo's admission and resolution of an error, the Chattanooga Fire & Police Pension Fund wants an accounting of all compensation the bank received while it was trustee of the fund.
A federal district court has entered a consent judgment requiring the fiduciaries of the Sonnax Industries’ employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to pay $2,225,000 to the plan.
A tax court found that the Commissioner of Internal Revenue’s report, which was prepared by an actuary, was in line with actuarial practice in calculating the annual benefit limitation, which drives DB plan contribution amounts, while the plan sponsor's report, not prepared by an actuary, was not. A federal appellate court agreed with this.
Vantage Benefits, a TPA and recordkeeper, has already been ordered to restore funds to one 401(k) plan; now a new lawsuit accuses it of stealing funds from MBA Engineering's 401(k) and cash balance plans as well as approximately 20 others.
While dismissing a new complaint in the litigation about excessive fees in NYU's 403(b) plans, a federal judge also denied summary judgment in the original complaint, moving the case forward to trial.