Author: Brant Griffin

2020 Callan Defined Contribution Survey – Key Findings and Trends

Summer 2021 Fiduciary Commentary Callan’s 2021 Defined Contribution Survey captures the view of a broad spectrum of large and mega-plan sponsors on various…

Qualified Plan Contributions During COVID-19

Winter 2020/2021 Fiduciary Commentary Beyond COVID-19’s destructive impact on society and public health, the pandemic has had a detrimental effect on many…

DOL Issues Proposed Exemption for Investment Fiduciaries

Summer 2020 Fiduciary Commentary The DOL recently announced a proposed regulation that would provide an exemption under ERISA to permit fiduciaries to…

COVID-19 Regulatory Update | The CARES Act

By: Brant Griffin  The past few weeks have been among the most tumultuous and emotional we may see in our lifetimes. The…

SEC Adopts Best Interest Regulations | Summer 2019 Fiduciary Commentary

By: Brant Griffin SEC Adopts Best Interest Regulations On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt Regulation Best…

DOL Delays Plan Fee Disclosure Rules

The DOL has recently announced that it will extend both the fiduciary and participant fee disclosure rules. The regulations under ERISA section 408(b)(2)…

Supreme Court Rules on Misleading ERISA Plan Communications

In CIGNA Corporation v. Amara, an ERISA case affecting participant communications, the US Supreme Court ruled that a plan sponsor will not…

Legislative Outlook for the Public and Private Retirement System

As the 112th Congress convened in January, it was clear that a substantial part of the legislative agenda for the next few…

Defined Contribution Trends Indentified in Callan’s Survey

Callan Associates’ 2011 DC Trends Survey, Defined Contribution Trends Survey: Positioning the DC Plan for the Future, was published in January 2011.…

Appellate Court Approves Class Status for Defined Contribution Participants

A Federal appellate court ruled that it may be appropriate for a class of defined contribution plan participants to file a suit…