Keanotes®: Unclaimed Property News, Laws and Trends

Keanotes - Summer 2016 Cover_PageEscheat laws by state can be difficult to keep track of, as no two states interpret unclaimed property in the same way. State escheatment laws can differ based on a variety of factors, including property type, dormancy period, and compliance requirements, among other factors.

Keanotes®, our industry leading compliance newsletter, eases the burden of tracking the various escheat laws by state by providing an in-depth view and analysis of unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Keanotes also includes editorial coverage of ongoing legislation changes, legislative summaries of escheat rules by state, guest columnists from state and industry professionals, Q&A sessions, continuous interpretation and recommendations to effectively comply with unclaimed property laws while increasing your company’s bottom line.

The compliance experts at Keane can help to keep you up to date the various escheat laws by state by providing real-time alerts when significant changes are made to unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Subscribers to Keane’s Unclaimed Property Compliance Portal will also receive access to view additional details on the legislative change, including a summary of the legislation and an analysis of its impact.

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Contents of Latest Issue

California Securities Escheatment Update: “Is the Ground Beginning to Tremble?”

Debbie L. Zumoff, Chief Compliance Officer and National Consulting Practice Leader

Recent statements regarding California securities escheatment are leaving many holders wondering if CA will be shifting to a pure inactivity standard. Learn more about California’s current laws, and what changes may be on the way.

Unclaimed Property 101, Lesson 2: Effective Due Diligence

Maureen Ferrari, Vice President, Operations

In the second lesson of our three-part series, we will not only discuss the statutory due diligence requirements, but will share best practices to ensure that your due diligence program is successful in retaining accounts and reuniting the rightful owners with their funds.

Retirement Plan Products – an Unclaimed Property Perspective

Joe Lichty, Director of Marketing

In spite of the preemption from state escheat laws of certain retirement products, administrators of retirement plans are subject to obligations similar to those in the unclaimed property world. Keane has observed parallels between enforcement of obligations in the retirement industry and other industries that are tasked with the complexities of compliance.

Litigation Update – Summer 2016

Karen Anderson, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Keane’s Karen Anderson details pending unclaimed property lawsuits & litigation, while providing an analysis of their potential impact to the holder community.

Too Much “Unclaimed Property”?

Karen Anderson and Maureen Ferrari

When reporting unclaimed property, how much is “too much”? Find out if your organization is over-reporting its obligations and what remediation options exist.

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