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New Retirement Bill Amending ERISA Introduced in Congress

Plan sponsors could be making more trips to court for retirement plan fiduciary breach claims instead of settling through arbitration, under a proposed bill. Representative Mark DeSaulnier and Senator Tina Smith have introduced the Employee and Retiree Access to Justice Act, which seeks to prohibit arbitration of claims challenging the administration and fiduciary management of benefit plans regulated under the ERISA.

Source:, May 2022

Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?

One legal professional at a fiduciary insurance firm argues that the "indiscriminate nature" of recent ERISA lawsuit filings could eventually culminate in a crisis for the retirement plan industry's current approach to risk management and fiduciary insurance.

Source:, May 2022

Understanding the New Defined Contribution Landscape

In its 16th year, the PIMCO US Defined Contribution Consulting Study seeks to help consultants, advisors, and plan sponsors understand the breadth of views and consulting services available within the defined contribution marketplace.

Source:, May 2022

401k Plans Want More Personalized Retirement Solutions

Personalized solutions reportedly are becoming more attractive for plan sponsors who are encouraging those saving for retirement to remain with their 401k provider after they leave the workforce. That's according to PIMCO's 16th Annual Defined Contribution Consulting Study, which surveyed 36 consultants and advisory firms that serve more than 37,000 clients with $6.9 trillion in total assets in DC plans.

Source:, May 2022

Regulatory Monitor: Department of Labor Update

In this article, Groom Principal David Kaleda explains the significance and contents of the "Supplemental Statement on Private Equity in Defined Contribution Plan Designated Investment Alternatives" issued by the DOL in December, including the Department's position concerning such investment alternatives, and its emphasis on several important fiduciary principles discussed in the Information Letter.

Source:, May 2022

Final Form 5500 Revisions Guidance Issued

This guidance focuses primarily on defined benefit reporting changes affecting Schedule MB Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan and Certain Money Purchase Plan Actuarial Information, Schedule SB Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Information, and Schedule R Retirement Plan Information. Additionally, the final revisions add plan characteristic codes reported on Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF by sponsors of multiple employer plans, to indicate the type of MEP arrangement.

Source:, May 2022

District Court Rules in Favor of 401k Plan Recordkeeper in Lawsuit Over Foreign Tax Credits

In a case involving novel issues around foreign tax credits in the ERISA setting, a federal district court held that a 401k plan's recordkeeper did not have an obligation under the ERISA to provide plans with rebates for the foreign tax credits that the recordkeeper received.

Source:, May 2022

2023 IRS Limits Forecast

Inflation in the 12 months ending April 30, 2022, was 8.3%. With only five months remaining for FFY 2022, the 2023 IRS retirement plan limits could show the highest one-year increase, both in dollars and percentage, even if inflation transitions to a more reasonable 3.0% annually for the final five months.

Source:, May 2022

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