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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2011

U.S. Department of Labor issues new guidance on electronic disclosures under participant fee disclosure regulations

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Technical Release No. 2011-3 (the Technical Release), which sets forth new guidance regarding the use of electronic media to comply with the fee disclosure requirements for participant-directed individual account plans.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2011

Legal alert: DOL releases interim guidance on electronic disclosure to participants of fee and expense information

On September 13, 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Technical Release 2011-03, which provides interim guidance on the electronic disclosure of fee and expense information by participant-directed individual account retirement plans under ERISA Reg. 2550.404a-5 (the “participant fee disclosure regulation”).

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 19 Sep 2011

U.S. Department of Labor issues temporary electronic disclosure policy under participant fee disclosure regulations

On September 13, 2011, the Department of Labor (the "DOL") issued Technical Release 2011-03, which sets forth a temporary policy regarding the use of electronic media to satisfy the disclosure requirements with respect to certain fee and expense information that will need to be provided to participants in self-directed individual account plans (such as certain 401(k) plans).

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Morgan Lewis | USA | 15 Sep 2011

DOL releases interim guidance on electronic delivery of participant-directed retirement plan disclosure

When it published a final rule on disclosure requirements for participant-directed retirement plans in October 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reserved for further guidance whether this disclosure could be delivered in electronic form.

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Morgan Lewis | USA | 29 Apr 2011

U.S. District Court finds no fiduciary breach for change in qualified default investment alternative

The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky recently ruled in favor of plan fiduciaries that adopted a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for an employer’s tax-qualified retirement plans.

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Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | USA, Canada | 10 Mar 2010

The myth of the "hands off" prototype plan

True or false?

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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 7 Sep 2009

Providing investment advice under ERISA

Prior to the passage of the Pension Protection Act, insurance companies and others could provide certain non-tailored information to plan participants and beneficiaries under a safe harbor issued by the Labor Department but could not provide particularized information without being exposed to potential fiduciary liability under ERISA.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 8 Oct 2008

DOL publishes final ERISA regulations on annuity selection for defined contribution plans

On October 7, 2008, the Department of Labor published final regulations providing a fiduciary safe harbor under ERISA for the selection of annuities as distribution vehicles for defined contribution retirement plans.

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 15 Jun 2008

DOL issues guidance on qualified default investment alternatives

Employers that have adopted a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for their 401(k) plans now have a new resource to help work through potential problems, including issues related to investments that predate the QDIA rules, the coordination of QDIA and other plan-related notices, grandfathered stable value funds, and so-called “round trip” restrictions.

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 2 May 2008

New DOL guidance on qualified default investment alternatives

Employers that have adopted qualified default investment arrangements for their 401(k) plans now have a new resource to help work through potential problems, including issues related to investments that predate the qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) rules, the coordination of QDIA and other plan-related notices, grandfathered stable value funds, and so-called “round trip” restrictions.

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