Your Guide to Retirement Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities

It can feel a bit overwhelming, but as a fiduciary, not only do you need to take your responsibilities seriously, you must also demonstrate you're fulfilling your obligation. That's why at OneDigital Investment Advisers (OneDigital), we have created the Fiduciary Academy, where you will find resources to help you manage your roles and responsibilities with the best interest of your participants in mind.

Each month, you're invited to join a live class with one of our Fiduciary Academy Coaches. Register for our upcoming  sessions and find all of the replays and resources from past classes below.



Fiduciary 101

Tuesday, August 16, 2:00 pm CST

As a retirement plan committee member, you have a very important role. You’ve been trusted to act in the best interest of your company and all of its employees—to protect their futures and make sure that the retirement plan is doing what it should.

We realize it can be a somewhat daunting role, and we want you to know…You don’t have to do it all on your own. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with your role on the retirement plan committee and set you up for success as a fiduciary of your plan.

In this webinar, we’ll share the basics about who does what in managing your company’s retirement plan. Among the topics covered, we’ll review:
- Your role as a fiduciary
- Best practices for your retirement plan committee
- Who you’ll work with to maintain the plan



Edward Wojton Senior Consultant, OneDigital Retirement + Wealth


Litigation Landscape

Tuesday, September 20, 2:00 pm CST

The Department of Labor audits thousands of employee benefit retirement plans, focusing on ERISA violations and many can result in monetary penalties or other corrective actions. Join us as we help you understand ERISA legal compliance, fiduciary "awareness", ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and best practices, and fiduciary breach lawsuits that hit health plans. ​



Shawn Slemons OneDigital Retirement + Wealth, Senior Client Relationship Manager


Fiduciary Academy: Cybersecurity

Fiduciary Academy - Cybersecurity

Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries have an obligation to protect plan assets and trillions in retirement plan assets have attracted the attention of bad actors. Hear why cybersecurity is so important, get tips for hiring a service provider with strong cybersecurity practices and walk away with some cyber security best practices.

Fiduciary Academy: ESG, PE, and Crypto

Fiduciary Academy - ESG PE CRYPTO

We’ve had almost thirty years of ping-pong regulations, which oftentimes have been contradictory. ERISA mandates that plan assets only be used for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits to participants of the plan and their beneficiaries. In this video, you will hear how ESG (Environmental, social, governance), Private Equity, and Cryptocurrency fit inside a retirement plan and get an understanding of the Department of Labor's current position.

Fiduciary Academy: Litigation

Fiduciary Academy- Litigation

A critical part of becoming a successful fiduciary is to minimize the risk of a lawsuit. The DOL once focused on only billion dollars plus plans but now plans of $100 million-plus are being sued. In this video, you will learn the steps committee members can take to minimize the risk of litigation and how to defend against litigation should the need arise.

Fiduciary Academy: PTE 2020-02, Rollovers, and Managed Accounts

Fiduciary Academy: PTE 2020-02, Rollovers, and Managed Accounts

Since 2010, the DOL has been attempting to address their concerns over rollovers from retirement plans to IRAs. They have had mixed success in their rulemaking over the years. We are here to explain what committee members need to know as fiduciaries and how to protect their plan and employees.

Employees are facing tremendous financial challenges. Is your company providing adequate support to unlock their future potential?

Having employees who cannot retire on time is an unfortunate but all too common scenario that impacts not only employee morale, health and productivity, but also the company’s bottom line. Retirement plans are an efficient way to encourage employees to save; however, when incorrectly managed on an outdated framework, they can be ineffective and a burden in terms of administration, liability and cost.


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