The colorfully worded opinion chides plaintiffs for failing to acknowledge the unique character of 403(b) retirement plans—including their common use of annuities and multiple recordkeepers.
The court holds that bundling services or revenue sharing are common and acceptable investment industry practices that frequently inure to the benefit of ERISA plans.
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The percentage of employers that default participants at a 6% deferral rate or higher more than doubled in the past decade to 19%, an analysis from Fidelity finds.
Underscoring the victory for Northwestern University and potentially giving some hope to other similarly positioned defendants, all pending motions were denied and the case has been terminated.
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities announced a partnership with Transamerica to create a 403(b) multiple employer retirement plan specifically for its educational institution members.
Familiar allegations are leveled against Georgetown University in the latest example of defined contribution litigation to hit a big-ticket U.S. university.
A district court found plaintiffs met the requirements of ERISA Rule 23(a) and the class is maintainable under at least one of the subdivisions of ERISA Rule 23(b).
They like the tax advantages, investment opportunities and investor control that 401(k)s and other DC plans offer them, ICI finds.
Data shows about one-fourth of nonprofit plan sponsors are not aware of what comprises a formal fee policy statement, and half of respondents are unfamiliar with the tenants of fee levelization.
A Lincoln Financial Group study revealed little participation rates in governmental defined contribution plans, compared to 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
At this interim juncture it seems that essentially all of the changes to 457(b) and 403(b) plans that were being contemplated by the Senate have been dropped.
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In light of a stronger focus on fiduciary responsibilities, more than three-fourths of higher education plan sponsors have implemented an investment policy statement, compared to 60% in 2015, according to Transamerica data.
“We are a private tax-exempt hospital that sponsors a 457(b) plan for select management or highly compensated employees. Though all participants have been informed of the credit risk in the event of insolvency and are comfortable with that, one employee recently posed a question that was interesting."
Many terms of the settlement agreement between St. Joseph’s Hospital and its pension plan participants are similar to provisions of ERISA.
The complaint states that Johns Hopkins has not prudently managed its 403(b) plan, but a district court judge disagrees, at least on several aspects of the complaint.
Ascension has agreed to pay of the first $29.5 million of benefits that are distributable to settlement class members in the event trust assets attributable to the plan become insufficient to pay such benefits.
A federal court judge found most claims were not plausibly alleged by the plaintiffs.
Experts answer questions from 403(b) plan sponsors and providers.