Tag: open MEPs

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.

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.

House Tax and Retirement Reform Bill Includes Provisions Not Included in Previous Bill

"The new legislation contains language addressing key IRI concerns including providing retirement plan participants with an illustration of how current savings would translate into an income stream in retirement and enhancements to automatic enrollment and contribution escalation features in retirement plans,” says Cathy Weatherford, president and CEO of the Insured Retirement Institute.

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.

Barry’s Pickings: Two Cheers for Open MEPs

Michael Barry, president of October Three (O3) Plan Advisory Services LLC, says open MEPs will work up to a point, but contends that they only deal with one of the obstacles preventing small employers from adopting retirement plans.

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.