Tag Archives: fee disclosure

Top 10 Employee Benefits New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

If statistics are any guide, by now a significant number of you have already broken your New Year’s resolutions.  However, there’s still plenty of time to make new ones that you can break, er, keep.  If you sponsor or work […]

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What a Diff’rence Two Months Makes

In a rule published on March 19, 2015, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) indicated that a year can last 14 months, at least when it comes to the disclosure of fees, expenses and other investment-related information by participant-directed individual account […]

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DOL Proposes Roadmap for Fiduciary Fee Disclosures

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor published a proposed amendment to its February 2012 final regulations regarding the disclosures concerning services and fees that service providers must furnish to plan fiduciaries to permit the fiduciaries to determine that the […]

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Upgrade Your Retirement Plan Governance in 2014

Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are intent on making certain that retirement plans focus on best practices and good plan governance.  The expectation of these agencies is that the interests of participants will […]

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Lessons to be Learned From a Flawed 401(k) Fee Study (Part 2)

In our prior post, we detailed some significant deficiencies in the study that Yale Law School Professor Ayers is planning to release and the far less threatening Yale official response.  But what steps, if any, should plan administrators take now […]

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Lessons to be Learned From a Flawed 401(k) Fee Study (Part 1)

Typically, academics do research and then write about their findings and conclusions.  However, as has been reported elsewhere, Professor Ian Ayers, the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, decided to take his findings and conclusions a step further.  […]

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Hit the Reset Button: Complying with Annual Investment Fee Disclosures

Regulations under ERISA Section 404(a) require plan administrators to disclose to plan participants and beneficiaries certain fee and investment performance information about each designated investment alternative made available under a participant-directed defined contribution plan.  For calendar year plans, this information, […]

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When the Government Speaks: DoL Regulatory Initiatives

Last week I (Chris) had the good fortune to travel on Lisa’s behalf to Baltimore to attend an annual meeting of benefits practitioners with government representatives from the DoL and IRS national offices.  It served as a great opportunity to […]

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News & Notes – December 7, 2012

Below is our most recent list of News & Notes from the week that was.  Let us know what you think.  Should we continue this feature? New York City is considering using the city’s public pension funds to finance housing […]

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News & Notes – November 9, 2012

As a new feature here on BenefitsBryanCave.com, we are going to regularly share some recent benefits-related(ish) stories and other links. The IRS is encouraging donations of unused leave to help Hurricane Sandy victims.  A more complete list of Hurricane Sandy-related […]

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