Tag: multiple employer plans

How Open MEPs Could Change the Retirement Plan Market

Not immediately, but over time, with passage of open MEP legislation, plan sponsors will see a change in service delivery, plan advisers will have to consider different distribution paths, and plan providers will experience both innovation and disintermediation.

2019 Retirement Outlook and Investment Insights

Jonathan Barry, MFS Investment Management, discusses key trends retirement plan sponsors may expect to see this year, as well as issues they may face and thoughts about how to address them.

Open MEPs Will Be a Retirement Plan Market Disruptor

If legislation allowing for open multiple employer plans (MEPs) is passed, it will be a while before implementation, and changes it will bring will affect services and business models of nearly every stakeholder in the retirement plan industry.

DOL Urged to Expand Association Retirement Plan Proposal

Many industry groups that submitted comments to the DOL argued that the plain language of Section 3(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) indicates non-related employers could participate in multiple employer plans (MEPs).

Will Strong Support for RESA Remain After Mid-Terms?

Although Senator Orrin Hatch, champion of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, is retiring in January, there is still much hope that many of his retirement plan proposals will move forward after the mid-term elections.

Retirement Plan Exchanges for 403(b)s

Speaking at the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) 71st Annual National Conference, Brodie Wood, SVP of healthcare, education and not-for-profit markets at Transamerica Retirement Solutions, discussed the efficiencies and benefits a closed MEP can offer not-for-profit 403(b) plans.