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When Do 401k Plan Sponsors Usually Adopt an Investment Policy Statement?

    When Do 401k Plan Sponsors Usually Adopt an Investment Policy Statement?

The Investment Policy Statement is a legal plan document. It needs to be treated accordingly. This means to deliberate it with diligence before adopting it. Even when it is adopted, it must be regularly inspected and revised as needed.

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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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Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

    Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

Whether a plan sponsor decides to adopt a 401k IPS remains an open question. It’s not a question that should be treated casually. Every plan situation is different. Plan sponsors therefore must conduct a thorough due diligence to determine what’s best for their plan.

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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 4/19/19

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

Retirement policy potpourri, New Jersey fiduciary, and the investment gamut.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/25/15

    FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/25/15

401k Works, Hidden Fee Bad, and Investor PTSD.

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Coming Soon From a 401k Plan Sponsor Near You: A New and Improved Focus on Participant Education

Until communication education becomes generally accepted and standardized, it may be safer to rely on an Annual Education Program rather than an Education Policy Statement.

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4 Easy Steps 401k Plan Sponsors Can Take to Insure a Well-Documented Investment Due Diligence Process

401k Plan Sponsors often see due diligence as a burden. It needn’t be.

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Why the Traditional Structure of Investment Policy Statements Won’t Work for 401k Plan Sponsors

What worked in the past might mislead today. Worse, it might not include everything it needs to include. Find out what’s still useful, what isn’t and what needs to be added.

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