A Department of Labor proposal brought to the table last year is still in discussion about whether or not to include lower-yielding insurance products in default investment options for 401(k) plans, according to Dow Jones.Congress directed the Labor Department to make it easy for investors to be automatically enrolled in work-based retirement saving plans. The Pension Protection Act called for the rule to be made effective by February.

Industry experts are worried that the delay in publishing the final rules may mean a change of mind that the Labor Department is having regarding default 401(k) investment options.

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