Most employers think their plan is in compliance but the numbers speak for themselves. 2017 stats on DOL activity

Through its enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), investigators withe the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration are responsible for ensuring the integrity of private employer benefit plans, from retirement and health plans to life and/or disability insurance and other welfare benefit plans. Combined, these plans cover about 143 million workers and their dependents and include assets of more then $8.7 trillion (as of October, 2015)

2017 Results
Total Recoveries $1.1 B
Recoveries from Enforcement Actions $ 682.3 M
Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program $ 10 M
Abandoned Plan Program $ 27.9 M
Benefit Recoveries from Informal Complaint Resolution $ 418.7 M
Civil Investigations Closed 1,707
Civil Investigations Closed 307
Informal Complaints Closed 174,603
Abandoned Pension Plans Closed 584

Overall, EBSA’s results demonstrate a strong, fair, and effective program that protects the benefits of America’s workers and retirees.

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