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DOL Publishes New SECURE Act Guidance Regarding Lifetime Income Disclosures

As we noted in our prior blog post, the DOL has announced new guidance, in the form of an interim final rule, implementing the lifetime income disclosure requirement for defined contribution plans that was added to ERISA by the 2019 SECURE Act.  This guidance has since been published in the Federal Register on September 18, … Continue Reading

New SECURE Act Guidance: Lifetime Income Disclosures for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

On August 18, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced new guidance on lifetime income disclosures that must be included in pension benefit statements furnished to participants in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans.  This guidance, issued in the form of an interim final rule, sets forth the rules that plan administrators … Continue Reading

DOL Proposal for Electronic Disclosure of ERISA Pension Documents

In October, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase plan administrators’ ability to make certain required ERISA pension disclosures through electronic, rather than paper, delivery.  Below is a summary of the proposed rule with some highlights on aspects of the proposal that have been questioned by interested parties and might … Continue Reading

SEC’s New Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule Explained

On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted, by a three-to-two vote, a rule that will require most public companies to disclose, annually, the ratio of the median of the annual total compensation of the company’s employees to the annual total compensation of the company’s principal executive officer. Companies must comply with the … Continue Reading

SEC Hedging Disclosure Proposal Could Cause Companies To Review Trading Policies

On February 9, 2015 the SEC proposed rules, as required by Section 955 of Dodd-Frank, that would require disclosure regarding whether directors, officers and other employees are permitted to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of equity securities granted by the company as compensation or held, directly or indirectly, by employees or … Continue Reading

Electronic Disclosure: Which Way Are We Going?

A recent GAO Report offers interesting insight into the Department of Labor’s thinking on electronic disclosure. For the better part of the last ten years, many plan sponsors and service providers have been pushing for more flexibility to provide required disclosures electronically.  In particular, they have asked the Labor and Treasury Departments to replace an … Continue Reading
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