Suppose they issued a final rule and no one paid any attention.

That’s kind of what’s happening with the Nov. 18 proposal by the Department of Labor (DOL) to give states a safe harbor to establish IRA-like retirement plans for companies and individuals with no other coverage.

To date, no public comments have been tendered on the proposal, which has a 60-day commentary period still unfolding.

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