The Department of Labor’s RFI

The Department of Labor’s RFI The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding its Fiduciary Rule. According to the Department, this RFI “seeks public input that could form the basis of new exemptions or...

Hardship Withdrawals from 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

Hardship Withdrawals from 401(k) and 403(b) Plans On February 23, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service released its Substantiation Guidelines for Safe-Harbor Distributions from Section 401(k) Plans. And on March 7, 2017 they released a similar memorandum regarding...

The Cadillac Tax

The Cadillac Tax Health insurance has always been a hot topic of conversation both in the political and financial worlds, and it’s easy to see why, especially in recent years. Health care costs continue to skyrocket, not just for individuals, but also for...

Nevada’s New Fiduciary Standard

Nevada’s New Fiduciary Standard As discussed in a previous article, the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary rule, which went in to effect on June 9, could have its final applicability date pushed back beyond January 1, 2018 to allow firms more time to come up...

A Look at The New Fiduciary Rule’s First Month

A Look at The New Fiduciary Rule’s First Month The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule went in to effect less than a month ago, and already new concerns surrounding it are arising. The first of these is the struggle of the SEC and DOL to come to an...

The New Fiduciary Rule’s Important Take-Aways

The New Fiduciary Rule’s Important Take Aways On April 7, 2017, just three days before the original set applicability date, the Department of Labor announced they will be postponing the applicability dates originally stated in the Fiduciary Rule from April 10,...