Giving Thanks to Plan Participants, Plan Sponsors and the DOL

Giving Thanks to Plan Participants, Plan Sponsors and the DOL Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Lots of food, football, good cheer and you don’t have to buy presents. It is also a time to reflect and be thankful for the good fortune in our lives, and for those who love us or have helped us … More Giving Thanks to Plan Participants, Plan Sponsors and the DOL

What to Expect When Transitioning Providers

The thought of moving from one service provider to another may be intimidating and overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. If you work with an experienced conversion team, the process should be seamless. If a plan sponsor is unhappy with its current provider’s services and technology, it may very likely want to switch providers. Furthermore, if … More What to Expect When Transitioning Providers

“Conflict of Interest” or “Fiduciary” Rule: A Plan Sponsor’s Q&A – Part II

Last month we featured the first part of our Q&A series. Now enjoy the final five questions and wrap-up. After years of proposed regulation issuance, comment periods, drafting and anticipation, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally published final guidance regarding the definition of “fiduciary” on April 8, 2016. It is important for plan sponsors to … More “Conflict of Interest” or “Fiduciary” Rule: A Plan Sponsor’s Q&A – Part II

Locating Missing Participants

At one time or another all plan sponsors will likely be in the position of having to locate missing participants. This may be related to delivery of regulatory required communications, distributing of assets, or communicating fund changes to active and/or terminated participants. If the delivery of necessary communications is encumbered because a participant cannot be … More Locating Missing Participants