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The DOL Fiduciary Rule is Dead, but You're Still a Fiduciary

The DOL Rule is Dead On June 21, 2018 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule—more commonly referred to as the “DOL Fiduciary Rule”—thus killing the rule entirely. Despite this news, the death of the DOL Fiduciary Rule does not alleviate a plan sponsor from being a fiduciary when sponsoring an ERISA-covered retirement plan, such as a 401(k). The primary purpose of the DOL Fiduciary Rule was two-fold: 1) Broaden the existing definition of investment advice; and 2) Ensure that financial advisors and other professionals who provide investment advice on ERISA retirement plan and IRA assets do so absent any confl

Q4 2018 Lift Retirement Newsletter

This last year has had its share of twists and turns, and we have been here each step of the way to provide helpful tips and tools. As we round the corner into the final stretch of the year, we want to refresh you with some very important topics up for discussion followed with our recommended best practices: The DOL Rule is dead, but you’re still a fiduciary Plan Sponsor Guide: Understanding 401(k) Loans Hacked! Is your retirement plan at risk for a cyber-attack? DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER >>

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