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Changing State of Plan Provider Lit

It has been reported that the Philadelphia office of the Employee Benefits Security Administra- tion (EBSA), the investigative arm of the DOL, has
recently begun investigations of retirement plans focusing on “excessive fees.” Why is the DOL doing this now?… Read More

Church Plan Lit is Headed for a Standoff

In the spring of 2013, a nationwide wave of class action lawsuits were filed against five large hospital systems claiming affiliation with the Catholic Church. The claims were all the same: The defined-benefit pension plans sponsored by the hospitals were not eligible for the church plan exemption under ERISA.… Read More

ERISA § 408(b)(2) The Deadline has Passed but More Work Ahead

The collective response to the ERISA Section 408(b)(2) regulations has been underwhelming. It has been reported that both plan sponsors and service providers have done the bare minimum, if that, in complying. This article makes clear that there is
more than meets the eye when it comes to the ERISA Section 408(b)(2) regulations and ignoring them can come at a great risk.… Read More