A lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to take advantage of the plans' bargaining power by only offering actively managed retail mutual funds as investment options.
Tag: 403(b) plans
More are using automatic plan features, fiduciary advisers and investment policy statements, PSCA finds.
IPX is a modernization of traditional recordkeeping platforms that serve plans with multiple providers.
While the first lawsuit focused on excessive recordkeeping, administrative and investment fees, the new lawsuit focuses specifically on the university’s practices with regard to revenue sharing.
In a decision granting victory to New York University, a federal judge noted “deficiencies in the Committee’s processes—including that several members displayed a concerning lack of knowledge relevant to the Committee’s mandate.” She has now been asked to amend the decision to remove committee members.
“The school has been deemed non-compliant with its contractual obligations regarding financial management as identified in the charter operating agreement,” a letter sent to school officials says.
In the first university 403(b) plans case to go to trial, a federal district court found the plaintiffs have not proven that the NYU retirement plans committee acted imprudently or that the plans suffered losses as a result.
A federal judge denied dismissal of plaintiffs’ allegations that a prudent fiduciary would have chosen one—rather than two—recordkeepers; that a prudent fiduciary in like circumstances would have solicited competitive bids; and a claim regarding recordkeeping fees.
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Since the Supreme Court decision about the definition of church plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Service has issued several private letter rulings concerning entities’ church plan status, including an organization with a 403(b) plan.
Matrix is being sued for violating its fiduciary duties because it did not verify that the transfers were authorized by the participants in the 403(b) plans or permissible under the terms of the plans.
In a brief supporting a motion to dismiss a case against George Washington University related to the management of its 403(b) plan, the defendants note that 403(b)s have always looked differently and were set up for a different purpose than 401(k) plans.