In July 2010, the DOL published interim-final regulations under ERISA Section 408(b)(2) requiring plan service providers to disclose certain information to plan fiduciaries to assist plan fiduciaries in understanding the reasonableness of fees being charged for plan services and assess potential conflicts of interest that might affect the quality of those services. We reported on those regulations in the August 2010 Compensation and Benefits Insights. The rules were originally scheduled to take effect in July 2011, but the DOL recently extended the applicability of those rules until January 1, 2012. To view this extension, click here. The new disclosure requirements will continue to apply to plan contracts or arrangements for services in existence on or after July 16, 2011.