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4 responses to “401k Fee Disclosure: What 6 Months Tells Us”

  1. Chuck Miller

    Fee Disclosure in the end may be useful for plan sponsors to compare fees to similar plans without hiring consultants. And few participants will be interested enough to ever attempt to read the poorly constructed disclosure forms.

    There may need to be a streamlined, “easy” version for smaller plan sponsors that have to do all the work themselves.

  2. BPP401k.com Newsletter 12.19.12 Benefit Plans Plus 401k

    […] 401k Fee Disclosure: What Six Months Tells Us The wire services were buzzing with 401k fee stories in the months leading up to the implementation date of July 1, 2012. Now that we’ve lived with the DOL’s new 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosure Rule for nearly six months, that buzz has ebbed to barely a hum. Do preliminary indications suggest it was much ado about nothing? Have plan sponsors really saved money as reports imply? And, when it is all said and done, is this really the priority when it comes to employees who have access to 401k plans? Source: Fiduciarynews.com […]

  3. DIY Investor

    I’d like to see some research on how 401(k)/403(b)s have grown over the past 10 years compared to the typical TSP account. Fees are eating up the retirement accounts of the average workers and continue to fund Wall Street excesses as again the industry has successfully obfuscated the true costs of its services.

  4. 401(k) Fee Disclosure: What 6 Months Tells Us - Snippet | Publishing

    […] Department of Labor’s new 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosure Rule has been in place for over six months.  Fiduciary News reports on what we’ve learned.  Here’s the story […]

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