Tag: DOL

DOL Clarifies Fiduciary Roles in Auto-Portability Solution

The agency says plan sponsors have fiduciary responsibility for selecting and monitoring Retirement Clearinghouse’s Auto-Portability Solution, but once assets have been transferred from a plan sponsor’s retirement plan, it is no longer a fiduciary with respect to those assets.

ERISA Attorneys Interpret DOL MEP Regulations

Industry stakeholders disappointed the proposal does not address open MEPs can take heart in the fact that DOL staff are calling for commentary on ways the proposal could be expanded, including into the area of open MEPs.

DOL’s Open MEP Proposal Advances Through OMB

If the DOL’s proposal closely follows President Trump’s executive orders, it is likely to revise the “common nexus” and “one bad apple” rules that have held back open multiple employer plans.

Wells Fargo Pulls Back on Decision to Use T Shares

Although it did answer the question of whether the decision was made in response to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mandate to vacate the DOL’s fiduciary rule, it is clear that T shares and so-called “clean shares” were created to comply with the rule.

GAO Explores Why Few Retirement Plans Embrace ESG Investing

GAO says in other cases where plans may face complexity, such as selecting a target-date fund or monitoring pension consultants, the DOL has provided general information, including items to consider and questions to ask. It suggests that the DOL do the same with ESG investing.