Under the terms of the settlement, ERIC members may inform the State, if it asks, that they are ERIC members, and the State will verify their membership with ERIC to confirm their exemption from OregonSaves.
The CEO pled guilty last year for paying illegal kickbacks to producers in an effort to steer employee health benefit plans to his company.
The lawsuit filed by MBA Engineering on behalf of its 401(k) and cash balance plans also accuses Vantage Benefits, MBA's TPA and recordkeeper, of stealing money from approximately 20 other retirement plans.
The original lawsuit alleged negligence and professional malpractice by Willis Towers Watson in its actuarial work for the city; the settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing.
Section 501 of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act would give non-spouse beneficiaries five years to take distributions of inherited accounts over $450,000 before they would be taxed.
The lawsuit alleges that Gannett Co., its benefit plans committee and other fiduciaries’ decision to concentrate plan investments in Gannett’s parent company common stock was a breach of their fiduciary duties under ERISA and caused a loss of approximately $135 million.
The appellate court found no evidence that the CVS retirement plan’s stable value fund departed radically from the investment standards and logic of stable value funds.
The central claim in the failed class action was that plaintiffs were forced to overpay significantly for advisory services; defendants successfully argued the plaintiff failed to state an actionable claim.
A district court has ruled that the complaint “does not sufficiently plead that the defendants were engaged in the conduct of an association-in-fact enterprise or that each defendant engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity.”
To help ease the immediate concerns and confusion of clients, the law firm Stroock has published a helpful guide that dissects the latest fiduciary rule developments; on one attorney’s assessment, it actually is not that likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will get involved.
Plan sponsors who have already submitted an Application for Determination for Terminating Plan in 2018 will receive a refund of $700.
A federal district court judge ruled a new complaint alleging Voya Financial and Voya Retirement Advisors engaged in prohibited transactions in violation of ERISA through a service arrangement with Financial Engines was futile because it wouldn’t survive a motion to dismiss.
The fact that two U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Fifth and the Tenth, have issued conflicting rulings about the propriety of the DOL’s process in creating and implementing a stricter fiduciary standard, leaves the retirement plan industry with a number of challenging questions.
Both, one in the House and one in the Senate, have bipartisan support
In issuing a strong ruling to vacate the DOL fiduciary rule expansion, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is now at odds with multiple other courts that have upheld the rule, including the Tenth Circuit.
“Private employers need to understand that mandatory retirement policies run afoul of the ADEA and will be met with challenge,” says Kenneth Bird, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office.
This would replace a pending requlation that would have required the disclosure to be made on Form N-PORT on a quarterly basis.
A plan sponsor using pre-approved plan documents to restate a plan for the plan qualification requirements included on the 2012 Cumulative List will be required to adopt the plan document by April 30, 2020.
In addition to a monetary payment of $4.75 million, the bank agreed to non-monetary terms regarding payment and vesting of matching contributions to its 401(k) plan.
A memo says examiners should not challenge a 403(b) plan for violation of the RMD standards for the failure to commence or make a distribution to a participant or beneficiary to whom a payment is due, if the plan sponsor has taken certain steps.