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5 Critical Elements Every 401k IPS Must Contain to Achieve Its Primary Purpose

    5 Critical Elements Every 401k IPS Must Contain to Achieve Its Primary Purpose

Including these will make 401k plans safer for plan sponsors and more successful for plan participants.

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What is the Primary Purpose of a 401k IPS?

    What is the Primary Purpose of a 401k IPS?

Unlike a generic vendor agreement, the IPS is a formal plan policy document that defines the parameters between the plan and relevant vendors. This is why it can also be a terrible trap.

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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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What are 401k Plan Sponsors Interested in Most Right Now?

    What are 401k Plan Sponsors Interested in Most Right Now?

Here’s quick read with a surprise reveal. Can you find it?

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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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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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