Long-time readers may recognize this as a version of the Mother’s Day blog I would periodically post in honor of Mom. It has been nearly two years since her passing, and I have not posted it since. But it seems that sharing these notions now, during Thanksgiving week, makes some sense. Hopefully, it may help

We have done this post a number of years in the past as an “Almost Annual Mother’s Day” piece; our attempt to put a very personal twist to the things we do,  with a larger and hopeful light on many of the mundane tasks that make up much of our business. We now post it

Remembering that ERISA does NOT preempt the application of other federal law (like the SEC, Anti-Money Laundering, and the Patriot Act rules-just to name a few), which we continue to learn to integrate into our practices, we now may find ourselves needing to deal with the Federal Trade Commissions standards as well. The issue arises from something as innocuous as the website privacy policies which are so commonplace on retirement plan vendor websites (you know, those things know one ever reads or pays attention to). Well, it appears to matter to the Federal Tead Commission.

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Our “Annual Mother’s Day” posting, our attempt to put a very personal twist to the things we do, hopefully putting a larger and hopeful light on many of the mundane tasks that make up much of our business.
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I have tried to publish this as my “Annual Mother’s Day” posting. It puts a very personal twist to the things we do, and hopefully puts a larger and hopeful light on many of the mundane tasks that make up much of our business: 

ERISA wonks such as ourselves tend to get lost in the

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act” or “Affordable Care Act”) was signed into law early in 2010 and was the subject of much controversy and media attention for much of the two years before it was enacted. Yet today there remains an amazing lack of understanding about even the basic requirements and concepts found in this seminal legislation.
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This has become my "annual Mother’s Day" posting, which hopefully helps describe some of the importance of what we do:
 
 
 
ERISA wonks such as ourselves tend to get lost in the press of details which seem to flow non-stop from our regulators and legislators in D.C.  It is sometimes helpful to step