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This is How 401k Plan Sponsors Get Education Answers to These Three F-Words

    This is How 401k Plan Sponsors Get Education Answers to These Three F-Words

401k plan sponsors have a renewed focus on the three F-words of offering employee retirement benefits: Fiduciary, Fees, and Financial Wellness. Here’s how plan sponsors answer questions related to each of these three F-words.

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What Will Replace “Fiduciary”?

    What Will Replace “Fiduciary”?

Regulators (including the DOL) seem intent on splitting the baby in half by allowing two incompatible business models – one fiduciary with no self-dealing fees, the other non-fiduciary with conflict-of-interest fees – to coexist within the same market. Does this mean “fiduciary” has lost its inherent advantage?

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Does “Fiduciary” Matter Anymore?

    Does “Fiduciary” Matter Anymore?

Was “fiduciary” done in by over-saturation? Or was it the victim of a super successful negative campaign? Or is there something missing in our analysis?

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/14/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/14/19

SECURE, BI, and 3% fees!

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/7/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/7/19

SEC’s best interest, ERISA’s fiduciary, and through the floor on fees.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/24/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/24/19

SECURE Act recap, BI coming, and ESG sizzling.

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The One Topic Every 401k Plan Sponsor Must Know Right Now: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part III)

    The One Topic Every 401k Plan Sponsor Must Know Right Now: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part III)

Most 401k plan sponsors will readily admit they are not experts when it comes to retirement plans. They understand they have a role in the process. They understand that role carries with it certain fiduciary obligations. They understand (and accept) that role also exposes them to liabilities. This article shows how prudent delegation can mitigate much of that fiduciary liability.

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The Meat and Potatoes Topics of 401k Plan Sponsor Training: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part II)

    The Meat and Potatoes Topics of 401k Plan Sponsor Training: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part II)

If we liken the “5 Critical Topics” to the skeleton and sinew of a plan sponsor’s fiduciary obligation, the “meat and potatoes” topics can be described as its soft underbelly. It is within the routines of these topics that plan sponsors live most dangerously. What are these next two topics and why is it important plan sponsors to dig deep into them rather than simply “read the headlines”?

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5 Critical Topics to Teach 401k Plan Sponsors: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part I)

    5 Critical Topics to Teach 401k Plan Sponsors: Fiduciary Education Curriculum (Part I)

These are fundamental in nature. They are necessary prerequisites for 401k plan sponsors to fully inculcate themselves with more complex topics.

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Exclusive Interview: Blaine Aikin says DOL Fiduciary Rule’s “Lasting Impact Lives On”

    Exclusive Interview: Blaine Aikin says DOL Fiduciary Rule’s “Lasting Impact Lives On”

Here’s an inside look at what’s been making all those headlines the last few years, and maybe what might be making headlines in the next few years.

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