Biggest Benefits Policy Developments In 2018: Midyear Report

Law360 (July 3, 2018, 6:15 PM EDT) -- So far this year, the U.S. Department of Labor has clarified how companies can include socially conscious investments in 401(k) plan lineups, test whether health care plans comply with mental health parity laws and ensure retirement advisers aren't placing the company in legal hot water.

Here's a look back at the major benefits policy developments for the first half of 2018.

Socially Conscious Investing

In April, the Trump administration's labor department released its first piece of guidance on socially conscious investing, a practice officially known as investing based on environmental, social or governmental, or ESG, factors.

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