Most Read Insights – Winter 2023

Each calendar quarter, benefits and executive compensation partner Fred Reish posts approximately 12 articles on his blog, This quarterly digest provides links to the most popular posts during the past three months so that you can catch up on what you missed or re-read them.

The New Fiduciary Rule (1): An Overview

In November, the U.S. Department of Labor released its package of proposed changes to the regulation defining fiduciary advice and to the exemptions for conflicts and compensation for investment advice to plans, participants (including rollovers) and IRAs.

The New Fiduciary Rule (2): The Impact

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary package will have different impacts on different types of service providers to retirement plans, participants, IRA owners, investment advisers, broker-dealers, banks and trust companies, and insurance agents. The greatest impact of the changes, if finalized as is, will be on insurance agents, particularly independent producers.

The DOL’s Regulatory Agenda and a New Fiduciary Rule

On September 8, the DOL sent a new fiduciary rule and list of prohibited transactions to the Office of Management & Budget in the White House. The DOL proposed amendments to prohibited transaction exemptions, including PTE 84-24, the exemption used for fiduciary rollover recommendations into individual annuity contracts.

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The views expressed in this article are the views of Fred Reish, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Faegre Drinker.