The Retirement Income Challenge in 401(k) Plans: Overcoming Legal Obstacles

Plan sponsors have been concerned about their fiduciary responsibilities for the selection of insurance companies to provide guaranteed income in their defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. The SECURE Act of 2019 created an easy-to-satisfy fiduciary safe harbor to protect plan sponsors and to facilitate insured retirement income in those plans.

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About Author: Fred Reish

Fred Reish is a noted authority on retirement plan products and plan management who helps ensure that clients fulfill their fiduciary duty to investors and comply with federal law. He counsels plan sponsors, service providers and registered investment advisers on fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions under federal law, federal audits and pension plan disputes. When clients face regulatory disputes, Fred counsels them on mitigating the impact of enforcement actions and resolving compliance issues. View all posts by

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