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Of the 1,700 civil investigations the DOL's workplace benefits regulatory agency EBSA closed last year, 65 percent resulted in cash recoveries or other corrective actions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

On Feb 1., BenefitsPRO published a story: At Labor, Regulators Rely on Advisor Tips for Enforcement. The headline, and some of the story’s reporting, inaccurately interpreted the ‘benefits advisors’ referenced in a DOL fact sheet as private-sector plan advisors. A reader pointed out this inaccuracy. The ‘benefits advisors’ referred to in the fact sheet are internal Labor employees who field inquiries, mostly from plan participants, that ultimately lead to plan investigations.

Nick Thornton


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