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Over the past few months, we launched an in-depth exploration into the claims of the fiduciary breach lawsuits. We highlight the issues, the litigation outcomes and the key take-aways for retirement plan sponsors in a recap of the series.Read more
On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced the new 2020 retirement plan limits. The applicable cost of living index increased sufficiently, allowing many standard limits to increase for 2020. The elective deferral limit under 402(g), for example, increased by $500 to $19,500. Similarly, the catch-up def…Read more
Negative interest rates were originally intended to help boost an ailing European economy and have become widespread. Is it only a matter of time before the U.S. gets sucked into the global trend of negative yielding debt?Read more
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Investing.com Market Observations A dominant theme for financial markets in 2019 has been the sharp decline in global bond yields, particularly here in the U.S. After hitting a high of 3.25% last October, the 10-year Treasury yield now stands at just 1.…Read more
With more than 100 lawsuits filed against fiduciaries of defined contribution retirement plans for breach of fiduciary responsibility, litigation has plagued the retirement plan industry over the past decade.Read more
The number of hardship distributions has been on the rise, since legislation was passed making it easier to take them. Learn why plan sponsors and retirement plan participants should be concerned and what organizations can do to help.Read more
In our Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit Series, we provide an in-depth exploration of each of the claims. This month, we explore the issue of having multiple active recordkeepers.Read more
On Thursday, September 19th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finalized the hardship regulations that were previously issued in proposed form on November 9, 2018. While finalized regulations often differ from proposed regulations, due to the IRS considering written comments, these final regulation…Read more
With numerous universities and healthcare systems sued over retirement plan fees and breach of fiduciary responsibility since 2016, fee litigation has become an important topic for retirement plan sponsors.Read more
In our Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit Series, we provide an in-depth exploration of each of the claims. This month, we explore the issue of too many investment options.Read more