“These investments present significant risks and challenges to participants’ retirement accounts, including significant risks of fraud, theft and loss.” The caution comes as the DOL has seen an increase in the number of companies marketing crypto investments for 401(k) plans in the recent past. The department’s Employee Benefits Security AdministrationRead More →

Transamerica in Southwest Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT Transamerica expanded its pooled retirement plan capabilities with the acquisition of TAG Resources, LLC, a leading retirement services company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Addition of TAG’s technology and service model will allow Transamerica to further expand its common retirement plan offerings toRead More →

New to ClassAction.org? Read our newswire disclaimer A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Taylor Corporation and its board of directors and trustee investment committee failed to prudently manage the company’s employee pension plan. According to the 46-page case, the defendants breached their fiduciary duties to 401(k) participants and beneficiariesRead More →

Last week, on January 24, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Hughes v. Northwestern University, unanimously ruling that pension plan trustees have a duty to continuously monitor pension plan investment options and remove any imprudent ones. In its opinion, the Supreme Court made it clear thatRead More →

To the disappointment of many in the ERISA community, the Supreme Court issued a six-page opinion on January 24 that declined to rule on most of the issues before the Court in Hughes v. Northwestern University, No. 19-1401 (US 24 January 2022). In a unanimous opinion written by Judge Sotomayor,Read More →

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that employers must regularly review their retirement offers, ruling unanimously for Northwestern University employees who argued the school’s defined-contribution plan offered a confusing number expensive investment options. Separately, the court added several important cases to its fall docket, including a lawsuit that couldRead More →

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that employers must regularly review their retirement offers, ruling unanimously for Northwestern University employees who argued the school’s defined-contribution plan offered a confusing number expensive investment options. Separately, the court added several important cases to its fall docket, including a lawsuit that couldRead More →

On December 6, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hughes v. Northwestern University. The issue at issue is whether the allegations that a defined contribution pension plan paid fees that significantly exceed the fees for other available investment products or services are sufficient to raiseRead More →

Almost all dermatology practices use Qualified Pension Plans (QRP), including 401 (k) plans and profit sharing, defined benefit and hybrid plans. As part of our diagnostic work for clients, we often review such plans. Based on our experience, we have identified several pitfalls that cost the practice more or subjectRead More →

BALTIMORE, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Transamerica and FuturePlan by Ascensus today launched an innovative new group plan retirement solution called FuturePlan GPS (Group Plan Solution). FuturePlan GPS makes it easier for employers to sponsor a pension plan by reducing tedious administrative burdens and mitigating fiduciary risk. WithRead More →

New set of target dates supports growing demand for active equity management from advisors and builds on the success of the MyCompass Index, which has reached over $ 2 billion in plan assets since 2019 Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the launch of MyCompass American Funds, the latestRead More →

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the launch of MyCompass American Funds, the latest addition to Voya’s line of Target Date Fund (TDF) solutions for plan sponsors. Now available to all Voya pension plan clients, MyCompass American Funds offers a set of target dates for collective investment trusts (CITs)Read More →

New set of target dates supports growing demand for active equity management from advisors and builds on the success of the MyCompass Index, which has reached over $ 2 billion in plan assets since 2019 WINDSOR, Connecticut, November 9, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announcedRead More →

INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – OneAmerica® today unveiled OneConnectSM, a pension plan solution that facilitates administration and retains the independence of companies seeking to grow through a mutualized or multi-employer approach. OneConnect offers flexible plan design and simplified fiduciary oversight. OneConnect by OneAmerica offers many of theRead More →

OneConnect by OneAmerica offers many of the benefits of group retirement plans, but with greater simplicity. Tweet this The passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) law included a provision authorizing the creation of common employer plans (PEP) to replace the traditional single plan sponsor withRead More →

RADNOR, Pa .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Today, Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced that it is improving its retirement plan options by launching a Common Employer Plan (PEP), OpenPEP, in conjunction with NPPG Plan Professionals, a subsidiary of National Professional Planning Group, Inc. (NPPG ) and Morningstar Investment Management LLC, a subsidiaryRead More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 20, 2021– Empower Retirement, the nation’s second-largest pension plan provider 1, added approximately $ 100 billion 2 in assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period se ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity overRead More →

Adds 925,000 new participants; assets under administration exceed $ 1,100 billion Increased emphasis on personalization for individuals; top quality customer service company GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, October 20, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000Read More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity over the past year has been higher thanRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) Increased popularity of financial wellness programs, unqualified plans to attract more key talent, and managed accounts with personalized portfolios – not to mention the continued consolidation of record keeping companies – there is a lot going on right now. pension industry, said David Graver, vice president of pensionRead More →

Receive instant alerts for news on your actions. Claim your 1-week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. WESTLAKE, TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc. was ranked the highest for overall satisfaction in the JD Power 2021 US Retirement Plan Digital Satisfaction Study. Charles Schwab’s Also rankedRead More →

WESTLAKE, TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 30, 2021– Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc. was ranked highest for overall satisfaction in the 2021 US JD Power Retirement Plan Digital Satisfaction Study. Charles Schwab also ranked # 1 in the Large segment. plans in the JD Power 2020 (equality) and 2019Read More →

Hughes v. Northwestern Univ. n ° 19-1401,953 F.3d 980 (7th Cir. 2020),cert. allowed, 2021 WL 2742780 (US July 2, 2021) Oral argument scheduled for December 6, 2021. Problem: Are allegations that a defined contribution pension plan paid or charged its members a fee that significantly exceeded the fee for theRead More →

Early versions of web portals for plan members only provided information on account balances and investment options. Today’s innovative portals supplement this basic information with retirement income planning analysis and member-specific advice on improving retirement outcomes. Layout and site designs and user interaction features are also changing, based on behavioralRead More →