September 29, 2020

DOL Final Regulations on Electronic Disclosure for Retirement Plans: How the New Safe Harbor May Cut Costs and Simplify Compliance



The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final electronic disclosure rules for retirement plans, creating a new safe harbor (the 2020 Safe Harbor), which promises to expand the availability of electronic disclosure and make distribution more cost-effective. The 2020 Safe Harbor does not replace the current safe harbor rules for electronic distribution of ERISA-required disclosures; instead, it gives retirement plans another, more economical way to comply with ERISA’s disclosure requirements. Join Faegre Drinker benefits and executive compensation attorneys as they take a deep dive into the 2020 Safe Harbor and provide practical tips for employers and plan administrators to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new rules.

Topics will include:

  • “Lay of the Land” regarding ERISA’s electronic disclosure rules for all ERISA plans
  • Scope of the Safe Harbor (preview: it only applies to retirement plans, not to welfare plans)
  • Requirements to take advantage of the 2020 Safe Harbor
  • Technology issues – managing a listserv, notifying ex-employees
  • Litigation and risks of noncompliance How a change in administration might affect electronic disclosure rules
  • Practical pointers, best practices and opportunity for Q&A

Have a scheduling conflict? Register for the live event, and we’ll send you the on-demand recording shortly after the broadcast date.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Kassie Weld or call +1 612 766 7305.

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