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On Beyond Fiduciary: Effective Plan Governance

and service agreements. Plan officials are faced with analyzing and interpreting numerous documents from multiple entities. By creating a governance process, plan officials can help ensure plan operations are consistent and adhere to fiduciary standards. *Disclaimer: This recording is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits….

On Beyond Fiduciary: Effective Plan Governance

…procedures are contained in a series of governing plan documents and service agreements. Plan officials are faced with analyzing and interpreting numerous documents from multiple entities. By creating a governance process, plan officials can help ensure plan operations are consistent and adhere to fiduciary standards….

The Educated 3(16) Fiduciary

Many financial organizations tout the benefits of their ERISA 3(16) fiduciary services and, frankly, many of these messages can sound irresistibly compelling. But buyer beware; not all 3(16) fiduciary services are created equal. In today’s increasingly litigious environment, it is imperative for plan sponsors to…

3(16) Fiduciary Services and Why You Should Care

…too, play an investment fiduciary role unless they partially or fully outsource that function to an investment professional. What many of them don’t appear to recognize is that they also wear another important fiduciary hat based on their control and authority over the administration of…

Meet Your Fiduciary Obligations . . . With a Little Help

…the plan sponsor, unless a different plan administrator has been named. But in addition, ERISA Section 3(21) specifically defines a “plan fiduciary” as someone who has discretionary authority or responsibility in the administration of the plan. So, while it is possible—and often preferable—to delegate many…

DOL’s Automatic Portability Proposal

…conditions: Acknowledge fiduciary status. The automatic portability provider must acknowledge fiduciary status in writing upon being engaged by a plan fiduciary and in certain required notices and disclosures. Reasonable compensation standard. The automatic portability provider’s fees are subject to a “reasonable compensation” standard. In this…

PENTalk™ – Where’s That Easy Button

Today, 3(16) fiduciary outsourcing is becoming a part of every conversation that advisors have with their clients. Why? Because implementing 3(16) fiduciary outsourcing services is like hitting the easy button for plan sponsors. Please join us on March 16th at 3:16p.m. for Pentegra’s inaugural 3(16)…

Fiduciary Best Practices for Plan Sponsors

…can face penalties and personal liability for plan losses. Attend this course to understand fiduciary responsibilities and liabilities, how to identify the different types of plan fiduciaries and implement fiduciary liability reduction strategies and tactics. *Disclaimer: This recording is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits…