DIETRICH is committed to providing an unparalleled level of annuity placement services. As an independent expert, under DOL 95-1 we are completely objective in our approach to the annuity selection process. Paramount to this process is guiding plan fiduciaries so that they can act in the best interest of their beneficiaries. As it regards to annuitization of a plan obligation, the Department of Labor Interpretive Bulletin 95-1 requires that a plan sponsor use only “safest available” annuity providers to fund pension benefits and, unless they possess the expertise internally, must utilize an expert to provide this capability. Our pension plan experts can help guide you through this important regulation.