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5 Criteria 401k Plan Sponsors Must Consider Before Hiring an ERISA Attorney

If the consequences of choosing the wrong ERISA attorney can prove catastrophic, what are the most important criteria 401k plan sponsors should use when selecting an ERISA attorney?

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Two New Studies Suggest 401k Alive, Well and Working!

What has the average 401k participant’s account accomplished that neither public employee pensions nor several major college endowments have?

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Is the 401k DOA? Time to Bring Back Pensions? Fiduciary Implications for Corporate Plan Sponsors

Maybe we can learn something from Madison’s protesting public employee unions. Maybe there’s something more to being a fiduciary. Something even the DOL doesn’t tell us.

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Should Plan Sponsors Fear? Is the 401k Merely a Ponzi Scheme?

Could it be true? And, if so, will the albatross of liability ultimately hang upon the 401k plan sponsor?

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Mass Media Retirement Hype: Hurting 401k Investors and Increasing Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Liability?

If the major networks prefer to use former professionals as color announcers for sports events, why don’t they use specific industry professionals to write these types of stories for the mass media?

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The Five Most Widely Read Fiduciary News Stories in 2010 (Part II of II)

Does the most widely read Fiduciary News story in 2010 reflect a latent concern among 401k fiduciaries or does is represent an eerie omen?

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Top Ten Most Widely Read Fiduciary News Stories in 2010 (Part I of II)

If you’ve been floating in space for the past twelve months, have no fear as these articles are the ones you most want to read to catch up on the happenings of 2010.

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How to Nudge 401k Participation Higher

Recent studies suggest employees are better off with 401k plans than with tradition pensions. Here’s how plan sponsors can take advantage of behavioral economics research to make 401k plans even better.

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New Study Explains Why the 401k Match FAILs

Pre-publication draft of new study sheds new light on the value – or lack thereof – of 401k matching and participant education. In a Fiduciary News exclusive, one of the study’s authors suggests a solution.

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ETF Innovations: Good (or Bad) for ERISA Plan Sponsors?

These popular product have become more accessible even as they are evolving. What’s that mean to retirement plan sponsors?

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