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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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What Do Most 401k Plan Sponsors Use: a 3(38) or a 3(21) Adviser?

    What Do Most 401k Plan Sponsors Use: a 3(38) or a 3(21) Adviser?

If you think this evolution is amazing, just wait until you see what changes come about once the 401kMEP starts ramping up.

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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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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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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/12/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/12/19

Tangled compliance, a broken fiduciary record, and irrational fees.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/8/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/8/19

The states go marching on, fee posse grows, and “Too Good to be True”

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