- Strength of Retirement System
- Retirement Plans: Workers’ Access
- Understanding Tax-Deferred Benefits
- Fees in Retirement Plans
- Retirement Policy Issues
- Participant Education
- More ICI Retirement Resources
Under Department of Labor (DOL) rules, employers and workers receive a standardized set of disclosures on all investment options in their 401(k) plans. These disclosures, which highlight any plan-level fees, ensure greater uniformity of disclosures from investment type to investment type. These DOL rules, which went into effect in 2012, were strongly supported by ICI.
Information that has long been available to participants from mutual funds—for example, identification of investment objectives, principal strategies and risks, historical performance, and fees—now must be provided directly to participants for both mutual fund and non–mutual fund investments. This uniformity makes it easier for participants to make well-informed investment choices.