Hello PLANSPONSOR readers! Retirement plan excessive fee litigation shows no end in sight; two more excessive fee suits were filed against universities this week. However, a new application aims to help plan sponsors negotiate better fees, and two reports show mutual fund expenses are trending downward. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend, and have a very happy long weekend!
The plaintiffs say the plan’s terms reduce benefits using “Early Retirement Factors” and “Joint and Survivor Annuity Factors” which result in plan participants receiving less than the actuarial equivalent of their vested accrued benefit, as required by ERISA.
Bob Collie, head of research at the Thinking Ahead Institute, tells PLANSPONSOR version 3.0 will be customized by “hyper-customization and integrated whole-of-life wealth management” that takes into account all of a person’s savings.