ABB, Workers Get Early Approval for $55M 401(k) Settlement
Posted April 3, 2019, 1:08 PM
Landmark settlement in the longest running Erisa lawsuit, what were the conclusions:
- Recordkeeping fees were excessive causing losses to participants (failure to bid and monitor service providers).
- The plan replaced funds with proprietary, underperforming funds offered by the recordkeeper.
- Indirect revenue received from funds must be paid back to plan participants.
This creates a foundation for breaches and penalties moving forward. Advisors and firms are going to be forced to change their way of doing business.
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