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3 Plan Design Updates 401k Plan Sponsors Should Make To Older 401k Plan Documents To Better Account For Today’s Circumstances

    3 Plan Design Updates 401k Plan Sponsors Should Make To Older 401k Plan Documents To Better Account For Today’s Circumstances

It’s not as if this “surprisingly secret” formula has run its course. The equation is so timeless, so simple, that it continues to work for those who have the disciple to follow its rules. Still, can today’s workers see this work for them?

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Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

    Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

ESG isn’t going away. There’s no way of telling if it’s a mood ring or a diamond ring. One thing is eminently clear: ESG is a product that people want right now. This complicates life for the retirement plan fiduciary.

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How Best to Prepare Yourself to Go from Zero to MEP/PEP in Four Months

    How Best to Prepare Yourself to Go from Zero to MEP/PEP in Four Months

Nonetheless, there is a way to short-circuit this time-frame. You can do it, but you’ve got to really want to do it.

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What’s the Most Effective Way 401k Plan Sponsors Can Motivate Their Employees to Repay Their CARES Act Early Withdrawals?

    What’s the Most Effective Way 401k Plan Sponsors Can Motivate Their Employees to Repay Their CARES Act Early Withdrawals?

Perhaps the first option to focus on is that one that involves “paying back” or “not paying back.” The rules, while straightforward to financial professionals, may be less apparent to retirement savers.

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Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

  Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

One of the biggest risks inherent in MEPs/PEPs is coordinating all of the many moving pieces. Here’s why people might be wrong to think they know enough about assembling a 401k MEP/PEP and regulatory compliance only heightens the potential liability.

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What Ben Franklin Might Say About the Long Term after the SECURE Act

  What Ben Franklin Might Say About the Long Term after the SECURE Act

Today, directly or indirectly (“back door”), every wage earner can contribute to a Roth IRA. So, to benefit your (great)(grand)child through “long term investing”, you might consider funding a Roth IRA and/or Roth 401k.

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ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

  ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

The most pertinent issue may not be the fiduciary imperative, but the marketing imperative. This makes things extremely difficult for the 401k plan sponsor who may sometimes confuse which has priority. Here’s an example of why a plan sponsor might be concerned.

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401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

  401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

Do you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions – or do you only think you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions?

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Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

  Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

“That is one of the key weaknesses of the SEC’s Reg BI. It allows brokers to claim they are working in an investor’s best interest without being held to a legal duty of loyalty”

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

  How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

If plan sponsors want to alleviate retirement angst among plan participants, they need to ensure they provide full transparency regarding factors that extend beyond the plan. Plan sponsors have an obligation to explain their retirement benefits within the context of these outside factors.

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