Changing the Game for Retirement Plan Sponsors – What You Need To Know
Most CFOs have some responsibility for their company’s qualified retirement plan. Therefore, a CFO’s understanding of how the U.S. Department of Labor’s new fee disclosure regulations will impact your company, employees, and plan’s operation is critically important.
Become informed and take action now or you may put your company’s qualified retirement plan at risk for committing a prohibited transaction, which may trigger interest, penalties and endanger the viability of the plan. A change of this scale has never occurred before in the pension industry and has the potential to be disruptive to the marketplace. On a national basis, as many as 483,000 retirement plans and 72 million participants will be affected.
These two regulations including ERISA Regulation 408(b)(2) which goes into effect on July 1st and ERISA Regulation 404(a)(5) which takes effect on August 30th will shine a spotlight on fees charged by service providers against plan assets that impact participant returns. Together, they require specific disclosures to both sponsors of retirement plans and participants. After plan sponsors receive these disclosures on July 1, they will have to make an assessment as to whether not these fees are reasonable. Additionally, for the first time ever, actual hard dollar fees taken from participant accounts for various services will be disclosed to participants beginning this year.
At this roundtable, Dean Piccirillo will discuss the most pertinent aspects of these regulations which require close attention by CFOs and plan sponsors, specifically those going into effect this summer. Mr. Piccirillo is a Principal and Senior Financial Advisor who also heads the Retirement Plan Unit at HBKS Wealth Advisors, a regional firm affiliated with top 100 accounting firm Hill, Barth & King.
There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. Please click on one of the links at the top of the article for the Collier or Lee County event, or visit www.swflima.org.