With this issue, we are launching the Drinker Biddle Employee Benefits Plan Sponsor Newsletter. Our objective is twofold: to provide information that will be helpful to companies that sponsor retirement plans -- both qualified and non-qualified; and to help the employees who work on the plans in either a fiduciary or administrative capacity. We anticipate covering topics ranging from fiduciary obligations, investment related issues, plan operations and reporting and disclosure issues to dealing with IRS and DOL plan examinations and more. When appropriate, we may also address the implications for plan sponsors and fiduciaries of recent court decisions.
Our focus will generally be to address matters we have handled for clients and to provide practical, relevant solutions to common problems: what we sometimes call the “moral of the story.” We will also be identifying the audience for which we have written each article, though we hope it will be of value to other readers as well.
The newsletter contains articles on the following topics: