Washington Watchers See Big Retirement Push in 2015
Retirement planning officials should prepare next year for the release of DOL’s fiduciary plan, the official launch of Obama’s MyRA and more.
ERISA at 40: ‘Terrible’ or ‘A Job Well Done’?
While terms used to describe ERISA include “horrible” and “terrible,” a panel of experts agreed Tuesday that the law has had a positive impact.
The ERISA Mystery
I advise many clients throughout the U.S. regarding Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) engagements.
Treasury, IRS OK Deferred Income Annuities in 401(k)s
Target date funds that invest in deferred annuities can be used as default investments in 401(k) plans, Treasury and the IRS said Friday.
Almost Half of Boomers Think Retirement Plans Are Free
Almost half of boomers think they don’t pay any fees in their retirement account, according to a survey released Monday by Rebalance IRA.
Fiduciary Rule to Snag BDs on IRA Rollovers
The DOL is likely to hold broker-dealers who chase IRA rollovers to the same fiduciary standards retirement advisors must meet, ERISA attorney Fred Reish says.
Perez: DOL Continues Fiduciary Redraft Outreach
DOL wants to “understand with granularity” stakeholders’ problems and concerns regarding the revised rule, the Labor secretary says.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Retirees, Panelists Say
While consumer advocates favor compelling brokers to act in a client’s best interest, much of the financial lobby is dead-set against them.
DOL Chief’s Potential Departure Wouldn’t Stop Fiduciary Plan
In the unlikely event Labor Secretary Perez replaced Holder as attorney general, "stalwarts" like Borzi would keep DOL’s fiduciary fires burning, observers said.