What is an ERISA bond?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, protects the assets of millions of Americans so that funds placed in retirement plans during their working lives will be there when they retire. ERISA is a federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans in private industry.  ERISA does not require any employer to establish a pension plan.  It only requires that those who establish plans must meet certain minimum standards.  The law generally does not specify how much … [Read more...]