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How the New DOL Fiduciary Rule Applies to IRAs and HSAs

The financial industry has been hearing about the Department of Labor fiduciary (conflict-of-interest) rule for several years. These rules apply to IRAs, HSAs, and Coverdell ESAs, as well as employer-sponsored retirement plans. While some aspects will not apply until mid-2019, financial organizations should fully evaluate how the rules affect their products and services.

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PBGC’s Modified Missing Participant Regulations Now Apply to DC Retirement Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) issued final regulations that modify existing guidance on missing participants and beneficiaries in terminating qualified retirement plans. The revised regulations broaden guidance to now apply to defined contribution (DC) plans, to multiemployer (union) plans covered under PBGC’s pension insurance program, and to certain other DB plans not previously covered.

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DOL Extends Transition Period for Key Fiduciary Rule Requirements to Mid-2019

The applicability date of several key elements of the Department of Labor (DOL) investment fiduciary guidance has been extended from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019. The additional 18-month transition period specifically applies to the controversial Best Interest Contract (BIC) exemption, to the “principal transactions” exemption for asset transactions between investment fiduciaries and employee benefit plans (including IRAs), and to certain proposed restrictions on annuities offered as retirement investments.

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