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BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 2/11/2019
The proposed settlement in a university 403(b) excessive fee case has received preliminary approval from a federal judge. Last month Judge Catherine C. Eagles of the U.S. District Court for the... Read More
BY John Carl | 6/9/2015
The ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/8/2015
Though they seem to be somewhat more likely to review information they receive in paper format, a new survey finds that the vast majority of Americans would be fine with getting retirement... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/3/2015
Imagine, if you will, a consumer information label on a milk carton...Let’s say that label identifies the biological and physiological considerations of cattle, estimates the working life of the... Read More
BY John Carl | 6/2/2015
The ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/26/2015
Last week Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released an update on the committee’s bipartisan tax reform working groups.The senators said... Read More
BY Michael Bushnell | 5/21/2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced May 20 a set of proposed rules implementing new reporting and disclosure standards for financial advisors and investment companies. Among other things... Read More
BY John Carl | 5/19/2015
The ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/6/2015
Though it sometimes seems that there are an infinite number of ways in which you can run afoul of fiduciary responsibilities, there are some relatively simple steps that could substantially minimize... Read More
BY John Carl | 5/5/2015
The ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 5/5/2015
President Obama, supporting the DOL’s new fiduciary rule, stated that the rule had not been updated in 40 years. But think about not only how much technological innovation has occurred in that... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 5/4/2015
A bipartisan bill to encourage the creation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) and Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/4/2015
It’s Small Business Week, and the IRS has issued a reminder about a special penalty relief program for certain required retirement plan returns — and it could be useful for your plan... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/30/2015
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit alleging that a profit-sharing plan lost more than $4 million when fiduciaries engaged in self-dealing and conflicted transactions involving plan... Read More
BY John Carl | 4/28/2015
ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/27/2015
A new legislative proposal wouldn’t just require employers to offer a retirement plan — it would mandate employer contributions too.The proposal, unveiled by Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.),... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/24/2015
The Department of Labor will not extend the 75-day comment period for its conflict-of-interest rule, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said April 23.Asked about his response to requests by industry groups... Read More
BY John Carl | 4/22/2015
ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY Alisa Wolking | 4/20/2015
On April 15, the American Retirement Association joined with other industry stakeholders in releasing a statement to the Senate Finance Committee working group on Savings and Investment. The... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/15/2015
The Investment Company Institute says that research relied upon by the Obama administration in supporting its push for an expansion of the “conflicted advice” rule released April 14 is... Read More
BY John Carl | 4/14/2015
ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk, which is available through Columbia Threadneedle Investments, regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/13/2015
In a new report, Democratic staff members of the Senate Finance Committee take aim at what the report calls “tax avoidance strategies,” including non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/10/2015
Legislators in the Bay State have been busy developing bills that could impact the private employer sponsored retirement system should they become state law.  In the current legislative session... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/9/2015
We live in an era of expanding electronic communications — but there are limits for ERISA plans, as a recent federal court ruling reminds us.As paper virtually disappears from the workplace, we... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/7/2015
The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear another ERISA case, this one dealing with the ability of a plan fiduciary to recover an overpayment.The high court granted certiorari in the... Read More

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