Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require that any ERISA retirement plan’s sponsor/participants are provided with timely and comprehensive information about the fees being paid.

Required Fee Discosures

ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Plan Sponsor/Service Provider

  • Initial disclosure: Required within a reasonable period before the contract is entered into or renewed.
  • Annual disclosure: Required following changes in investment information.
  • Additional disclosures: Required no later than 60 days after the effective date of the change, for changes in compensation or services provided.

ERISA Section 404(a)(5) Participant

  • Initial disclosure: Required on or before the date when participants can first direct investments.
  • Annual disclosure: Required to be updated and distributed at least annually.
  • Additional disclosures: Required at least 30 days, but no more than 90 days, prior to certain plan changes.