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Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

    Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

Perhaps, just as plan sponsors have developed onboarding programs for new hires when it comes to saving for retirement, maybe they should add “unboarding” programs as a bookend for those nearing retirement.

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Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

    Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

Whether a plan sponsor decides to adopt a 401k IPS remains an open question. It’s not a question that should be treated casually. Every plan situation is different. Plan sponsors therefore must conduct a thorough due diligence to determine what’s best for their plan.

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What is a 401k Investment Policy Statement (IPS)?

    What is a 401k Investment Policy Statement (IPS)?

Although we’ve seen a broader acceptance of using an IPS, their use is by no means universal and particularly lacking among smaller employers. Perhaps there’s a realization that, if you don’t get the IPS right, you’ll only increase your liability.

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The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

    The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

When you’re not an expert in an important job that you need done, what do you do?

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How to Address Top Fiduciary Issues for Trade Associations Sponsoring 401k MEPs

    How to Address Top Fiduciary Issues for Trade Associations Sponsoring 401k MEPs

It appears all but certain the floodgates will soon open wide, unleashing a torrent of trade association sponsored 401k MEPs. If you’re looking for the trigger that will open those floodgates, here’s what you should be paying attention to.

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401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Obligation to Former Employees

    401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Obligation to Former Employees

Not being able to easily monitor how former employees apply these tools, however, can increase the fiduciary liability of plan sponsors.

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Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power Tells All About What’s Changed (and More!) With 401k MEPs

    Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power Tells All About What’s Changed (and More!) With 401k MEPs

“401k Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) are a solution for the small to mid-sized employer market that will lead to the expansion of retirement plan coverage for America’s workers.”

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5 Ways 401k Plan Sponsors Can Help Employees Nearing Retirement

    5 Ways 401k Plan Sponsors Can Help Employees Nearing Retirement

You can’t do anything about it if you don’t know what the “it” is you need to do something about. It is therefore important for plan sponsors to devote resources that increase employee awareness.

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A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

    A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

MEPs have the potential to do what state-sponsored plans may not be able to offer – protection under ERISA. That’s in the employees’ best interests. If many embrace this concept, September 30, 2019 may indeed signal the dawn of a new day in retirement saving. Still, due diligence remains an imperative.

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How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

    How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

Just as summer changes into fall, Reg BI will change the way all participants – investors, service providers, and 401k plan sponsors – interact with each other. These are the changes we might expect.

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