Tag: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Are Your Participant Education Programs Failing?

Many 401(k) plan sponsors seek to reduce their potential fiduciary liability by electing to be a Section 404(c) plan. Under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Section 404(c), a fiduciary is not liable for losses in the plan resulting from the participant’s selection of investments in his or her own account, provided that the participant […]

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Attorneys Analyze Key ERISA Legal Challenges to Watch in Courts in the Year Ahead

Several troublesome issues faced by Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) plan sponsors, service providers, and attorneys are likely to be resolved in court cases this year. These lawsuits, and the way they are settled, could potentially have widespread effects on plan participants and the retirement plan community for years to come.

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What Is the Strengthening Financial Security Through Short-Term Savings Accounts Act of 2018?

The Strengthening Financial Security Through Short-Term Savings Accounts Act of 2018 is a bill introduced in the Senate in July 2018 (S. 3218). It proposes, in short, to “allow employers to offer short-term savings accounts with automatic contribution arrangements for financial emergencies.”[i] This bill has only been introduced; it has been referred to committee, and […]