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"Final DOL Fiduciary Rule Likely Out This Year" by ThinkAdvisor


The Labor Department's revised fiduciary rule proposal, expected to be finalized this year with an effective date of January 1, 2025, is generating significant discussion, particularly around its implications for fiduciary advice and independent advisors. The rule aims to protect retirement funds of American workers receiving investment advice, but its definition of fiduciary advice and impact on independent insurance agents remain controversial points.


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The proposal has received over 19,000 comments, indicating widespread interest and concern. The rule could bring major regulatory changes, especially for independent insurance producers dealing with life insurance products with investment components, converting many standard state-regulated insurance sales transactions into fiduciary advice under ERISA if the funds used come from retirement plans or IRAs.


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