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Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

    Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

Should the platform offer ESG doesn’t necessarily mean good news for the 401k plan sponsor. Including ESG funds might introduce other risks.

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Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

    Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

If you think the web of fiduciary duties is complex in a 401k plan that focuses on getting employees to save for retirement, imagine how much more intricate it becomes if the plan also has to cater to retired employees.

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When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

    When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

Clearly, you wouldn’t pay more for 2 apples if you could get 3 for the same price, but would you pay more to get 2 oranges instead?

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7 Fiduciary Duties 401k Plan Sponsors Overlook And What They Can Do To Address Them

    7 Fiduciary Duties 401k Plan Sponsors Overlook And What They Can Do To Address Them

Familiarity may breed contempt, but it also makes you sloppy. Do you know plan sponsors that have forgotten they need to address these matters?

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Do 401k MEP/PEPs Really Reduce Fiduciary Liability for Member Companies?

    Do 401k MEP/PEPs Really Reduce Fiduciary Liability for Member Companies?

Here things get a little familiar for companies with pre-existing stand-alone 401k plans (but may need to be discovered by those without plans).

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Looking Ahead: 401k Plan Sponsors Issues Coming in 2021

    Looking Ahead: 401k Plan Sponsors Issues Coming in 2021

If plan sponsors assume things can return to the pre-Covid normal, they risk exasperating existing problems. They’re there and cannot be ignored.

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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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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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Who Is Generally Responsible For Designing, Detailing, And Approving The 401k IPS?

    Who Is Generally Responsible For Designing, Detailing, And Approving The 401k IPS?

There are many different types of plans, particularly when plan sponsors pick a 3(21) or 3(38) adviser. Which service provider arrangement a plan sponsor chooses impacts how the IPS will be constructed – and how the relevant parties contribute to that draft.

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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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