March 13, 2017

PBGC and Sears Reach Funding Security Agreement

PBGC explains the additional funding and security for the company's defined benefit pension plans is being provided in connection with the sale of Sears' Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker.

March 09, 2017

Third Participant Challenges JP Morgan 401(k)

The text of the suit offers a detailed look at the investment menu offered to JP Morgan employees, as well as the way fees for the plan have been assessed during recent years.

March 07, 2017

Connecticut Bill Targets 403(b) Provider Conflicts

A new bill is aimed at implementing a state-based rulemaking process that will require any person who enters into a service contract or agreement with a 403(b) retirement plan to disclose conflicts of interest. 

March 07, 2017

State Run IRA Plans Targeted By Senate Resolution

The resolution states Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Obama-era DOL related to savings arrangements established by qualified state political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

March 03, 2017

JP Morgan 401(k) Plan Challenged Again

Plaintiffs argue that, instead of acting for the exclusive benefit of the plan and its participants and beneficiaries, “defendants acted for the benefit of themselves,” by favoring JP Morgan's own investment products. 

March 03, 2017

IRS Updates Reporting Disclosure Guide

Covered in the guide are such subjects as the Form 5500, annual zone status certification, various forms related to distributions paid, Form 5330, safe harbor notices and many others.

March 03, 2017

ERISA Attorneys Busy Analyzing Fiduciary Rule Delay

The move from DOL this week was not an extension of the applicability date of the fiduciary rule, just a proposal to extend it; there still needs to be a thorough regulatory process to implement it. 

February 28, 2017

Trump Administration Hits Hurdle In Fiduciary Fight

While a new OMB determination seemingly makes it more burdensome for the Trump administration to unravel the DOL fiduciary rulemaking, there is some disagreement as to what this will actually mean.