ERISA Services

Keeping Your Plan Compliant

Offering an employer-sponsored retirement plan is a great employee benefit. But, to keep your plan compliant with ever-changing DOL and IRS rules and regulations, there are certain requirements you must follow. Our ERISA consultants and analysts can help you properly oversee the plan, make prudent decisions and reduce fiduciary risk.

How We Can Help You


Retirement Plan Compliance Exam

Our retirement plan compliance exam is designed to proactively catch costly mistakes prior to an audit or lawsuit. The exam helps to determine if your plan is doing what it’s supposed to be doing according to governmental rules and regulations, best practices and the plan’s documents.


Retirement Plan Committee Meetings

Retirement plan committees should oversee and make decisions about the retirement plan. Our ERISA experts can run your committee meetings and take the meeting’s minutes, reducing your risk and saving you time.

Our ERISA Team can also advise you on:

  • Fiduciary education and governance
  • Defined benefit transition
  • Merger and acquisition analysis
  • Administrative training
  • Administrative documents management
  • ERISA compliance
  • Plan corrections


The ERISA Team includes ERISA consultants and ERISA analysts. Each member of the ERISA Team is highly credentialed, holding either a JD or QPA, and understands the ever-changing rules and regulations, and the technicalities of qualified retirement plans.

Meet the Team Leader

Todd Hughes
Todd Hughes

Todd oversees the ERISA Team to ensure employers with qualified retirement plans are compliant with the rules and regulations governing retirement plans. He holds a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University and has been with Pension Consultants since 2012.




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DOL Fiduciary Rule Delayed: Future Still Remains Unclear

by in ERISA, Regulatory Updates

On April 4th, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would be delaying the applicability date of its Conflict of Interest Rule (also known asthe Fiduciary Rule) by 60 days. This moves the applicability date of the rule back from April 10th to June 9th. Next, the DOL will be considering whether to leave the […]Read More

The Responsibility of Plan Fiduciaries

by in ERISA

Protecting against the Self-Interest of Others for the Good of Participants Fiduciaries of the JP Morgan Chase 401(k) Savings Plan have recently been sued by Plan participants. Listed allegations include: failing to monitor and evaluate the cost of investment options imprudently allowing the Plan’s assets to remain in various proprietary (JPMorgan) investment vehicles rather than […]Read More

Turbulent and Uncertain Future for the Fiduciary Rule

by in ERISA

After more than six years of work, much anticipation, and monumental changes in the financial industry in preparation, the Department of Labor’s Conflicts of Interest Rule (also referred to as the Fiduciary Rule) is set to become applicable on April 10th, 2017.  However, it is unlikely that this fledgling rule will ever actually see the […]Read More