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EBSA Updates EFAST2 FAQs
Excerpt: "Additionally, Question 11 has been updated to clarify the definition of 'Filing Signer' and Question 29 has been updated to address a potential issue with 'optimizing' PDF files. These updated FAQs may be found on the Department of Labor's Web site, at www.dol.gov/ebsa."
(Deloitte via BenefitsLink.com)
New Regulations on Service Provider Fee Disclosure Obligations
Excerpt: "Because the Fee Disclosure Regulations contain a number of significant changes from the proposed regulations, the DOL published them as interim final regulations in order to permit additional comments. Interested persons can comment to the DOL until August 30, 2010."
(McDermott Will & Emery)
DOL Answers More EFAST2 Questions for Form 5500 Filers
Excerpt: "DOL explains how filers can meet the requirement to submit separate attachments for actuarial information when the plan's actuary sends a single electronic file. Similar procedures apply if the accountant sends a single file combining the auditor's report with other financial information."
What Plan Sponsors Don't Know May Hurt You
Excerpt: "[I]t's what plan sponsors don't know that worries them. Three out of four respondents confessed that they lacked significant knowledge of ERISA fiduciary requirements, and little over half felt that they had adequate knowledge of the administrative and investment fees associated with their plan."
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Potential Overhaul of Proxy System Has Executive Pay Implications
Excerpt: "An SEC concept release seeks input by Oct. 20 on potential proxy system reforms, some of which have implications for executive pay. The release covers three major topics: the accuracy, transparency and efficiency of the voting process; shareholder communications and participation; and the relationship between voting power and economic interest."
Principal 10 Best Stand Firm on Employee Benefit Commitment
Excerpt: "This is the ninth consecutive year the Principal has sponsored the program that honors growing companies (five - 1,000 employees) for their commitment to employees' financial security through outstanding employee benefit offerings."
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