PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 11th, 2016
Editor's choice
Robo-Advisers Create Challenges for Plan Fiduciaries
Plan sponsors must carefully vet robo-adviser offerings to participants. Read more >
IRS Answers Questions About 403(b) Universal Availability Rules
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents discussed student exclusions, the less-than-20-hours-per-week exclusion, eligibility for employer contributions and the once-in-always-in rule. Read more >
Fee Arrangement Between Providers Questioned in ERISA Suit
Participants in three Ford Motor Company retirement plans suggest their adviser and recordkeeper are permitting excessive fees to be charged to participant accounts.Read more >
Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online – Post-Election Thoughts
Will the Trump administration repeal the DOL’s fiduciary rule, and is comprehensive tax reform possible? Read more >
ForUsAll Offers Safe Harbor 401(k) Resource Center
A “Safe Harbor 101” handbook explains when a safe harbor 401(k) is needed and how they function. Read more >
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2020 Recordkeeping Survey
How to Tell If You’re Paying Reasonable Fees for Actuarial Services

Leslie Olds, with Strategic Benefits Advisors, discusses how DB plan sponsors can determine whether actuarial fees are in line with services provided.

FRIDAY FUN - April 30, 2021

And now it's time for some FRIDAY FUN!

Court Decision Emphasizes Need to Ensure Accuracy of Online Communications

In a decision in favor of a plan sponsor and provider, a court took a moment to contemplate whether an online request met the ‘written request’ requirement to claim a violation under ERISA.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What do the M’s stand for in M&Ms?

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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