DOL Interim Final Rule: Pension Benefit Statements - Lifetime Income Illustrations

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced an interim final rule (IFR) for administrators of defined contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans....


2020 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Announced

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2018 through the third quarter of 2019, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will...


2020 HSA Plan Limits

On May 22, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2019-25, announcing the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), as determined under the Internal...


Wong, et al vs. Fidelity – Finding New Ways to Get Revenue

In its thirst to maintain and grow assets under administration in an increasingly competitive and dwindling fee environment, a recordkeeper must find a balance between the services it offers and the...


Davis vs. Stadion Money Management, LLC + United of Omaha Life – a First Look

This class action lawsuit shines a light onto the revenue sharing (or possible self-dealing and prohibited transactions) relationship between a recordkeeper and a managed account provider.  Although...


A Reflection on the 8th Circuit Appeal Court's Decision to Dismiss Fiduciary Claims Against American Century

On June 30, 2016, a class action complaint  was filed by Steve Wadman, et al (Plaintiffs), against American Century (Defendants).  On January 23, 2019, Chief Judge Greg Kays, issued a finding of...


2019 Annual Qualified Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service announced[1] cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items for Tax Year 2019. Some of...


2019 HSA Plan Limits

On May 14, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2018-30 , announcing the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), as determined under the Internal...


Response to the 5th Circuit Appeal Court's Decision

In response to the 5th Circuit Appeal’s Court decision, Mabel Capolongo, Director of Enforcement Regional Directors at the DOL today issued “FIELD ASSISTANCE BULLETIN NO. 2018-02” which states:...


5th Circuit of Appeal Vacates the Fiduciary Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“COC”), the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (“IALC”) and the American Council of Life Insurers (“ACLI”) (“Plaintiffs”) brought a lawsuit to challenge...