FACC v. DOL Brief July 15, 2022 This lawsuit presents the question of whether the DOL will be permitted to make an end run around a judgment rendered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Through a strained reinterpretation of a long-standing regulation, the DOL has
FACC, the Federation of Americans for Consumer Choice, fully supports the efforts of West Virginia to adopt the updated NAIC Model regulation #275. We appreciate that West Virginia has proposed adopting the model regulation in full to enhance consumer protection and promote uniformity.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to R590-230, Suitability in Annuity Transactions. FACC applauds the Department’s efforts to adopt the updated version of the NAIC Model Regulation to enhance consumer protection and promote uniformity.
FACC comments on next steps relative to the published FAQs and proposed FAQs for Training & Safe Harbor. FACC actively supported the NAIC Working Group’s efforts to develop the existing FAQs and is grateful for the opportunity to have worked with other trade groups and regulators last year in completing
Dear Friends, We wish to keep friends and colleagues advised of developments in our case as we had with our letter back in February – in which we explained the timing and rationale for our action against the U.S. Department of Labor – challenging its reinterpretation of the five-part test and withdrawal of the Deseret Letter all of which improperly expands the reach of ERISA and fiduciary requirements.
Please open the link below to read a letter prepared by FACC regarding our DOL lawsuit. We hope the letter provides industry colleagues with some insights about our legal action which we see as a critical component of industry efforts addressing DOL developments. The letter – among other things –
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION FEDERATION OF AMERICANS FOR CONSUMER CHOICE, INC.; JOHN LOWN d/b/a LOWN RETIREMENT PLANNING; DAVID MESSING; MILES FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; JON BELLMAN d/b/a BELLMAN FINANCIAL; GOLDEN AGE INSURANCE GROUP, LLC; PROVISION BROKERAGE, LLC; and V. ERIC COUCH,
Dallas, Texas, February 2, 2022 – Today the Federation of Americans for Consumer Choice (FACC), joined by a number of independent insurance agents and agencies, sued the US Department of Labor challenging its interpretation of who is considered a fiduciary.
Extending the temporary enforcement policy is particularly important so financial services professionals can continue with certainty and confidence to help middle income families prepare for retirement.