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The ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide

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The ALL NEW ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide enables you to stay completely compliant with the new Department of Labor Regulations under §408(b)(2), significantly affecting ERISA fiduciary disclosure requirements.

The ALL NEW ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide enables you to stay completely compliant with the new Department of Labor Regulations under §408(b)(2), significantly affecting ERISA fiduciary disclosure requirements.  

This breakthrough resource enables you to:

  • Accurately identify ERISA fiduciaries
  • Fulfill your fiduciary responsibilities
  • Make all proper disclosures
  • Avoid huge new applicable fines

The ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide delivers clear, detailed coverage of:

  • The expanded and evolving definition of an ERISA fiduciary
  • Critical changes affecting fiduciary responsibilities, liabilities, and prohibitions
  • Required disclosures  — including those at the service provider and participant level  — exactly how they must be made and to whom
  • The responsibilities of service providers acting as fiduciaries

 The ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide Summary Table of Contents:

  • Who and What are Fiduciaries
  • DOL Regulatory Efforts in 2010 – Significant Changes in Management of Retirement Plans
  • Service Provider Disclosures
  • Service Providers as Fiduciaries
  • Participant Level Disclosures
  • Managing Your Fiduciary Duties
  • Prohibited Transactions
  • Consequences of Failing to Meet Your Fiduciary Duty
  • Fiduciary Responsibility and the Management of Plan Assets
  • Investment Advice vs. Investment Education

Authored by ERISA and employment law experts at The Wagner Law Group, The ERISA Fiduciary Compliance Guide is the practical reference you can rely on.


Additional Information
SKU 1940000B
ISBN 978-1-93636-282-0
EISBN 9781938130007
Page Count 96
Author Marcia S. Wagner, J.D., Stephen J. Migausky, J.D., and Daniel L. Blynn
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Marcia S. Wagner

Marcia S. Wagner is the founder of The Wagner Law Group, a certified woman-owned and operated business and one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded boutique law firms, specializing in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, employment, labor, human resources, personal law (estate planning, family and immigration) and investment management law.

Ms. Wagner has been practicing employee benefits law for over thirty years. She founded The Wagner Law Group more than twenty years ago and is the Firm’s Managing Partner. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. 

Ms. Wagner is an authority on employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified plans, fiduciary issues, deferred compensation, and welfare benefit arrangements. Her experience in employee benefits includes plan design, drafting and preparation, compliance, tax planning and consultation on all aspects of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She consults with law firms, employee benefits organizations, and corporate and public plan sponsors, and serves as an expert witness in ERISA litigation.

She counsels plan sponsors on qualified plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, multiple employer plans (MEPs), IRAs, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), executive compensation arrangements and retiree medical benefits in matters involving plan operation and maintenance, plan terminations, mergers and acquisitions, tax treatment of plan participants, use of life insurance and annuities, and derisking of pension liabilities. 

Ms. Wagner also specializes in Title I of ERISA, and has obtained advisory opinions, information letters and prohibited transaction exemptions from the U.S. Department of Labor. She handles fiduciary matters impacting plan sponsors, investment and other fiduciary committees, investment managers and advisors, recordkeepers, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial services firms. Ms. Wagner advises clients on the avoidance and rectification of prohibited transactions, the development of compliance programs, and investment policies. She is a renowned expert in issues concerning pension plan investments and fiduciary issues, and her opinion has been sought by noted authorities in the employee benefits area, including governmental agencies. 

Ms. Wagner works on Department of Labor, IRS and PBGC audits of plans as well as of financial institutions that service plans, and has negotiated numerous favorable closing agreements. 

She was appointed Chair of the Employee Plans subcommittee of the IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Advisory Committee and received that agency’s highest honor. She is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is the recipient of more than fifty professional honors. 

Finally, Ms. Wagner has written hundreds of articles and fifteen books. She is a highly sought after lecturer, and is widely quoted in The Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, and Pension & Investments. She has been a guest on FoxCNNBloomberg, and NBC.