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Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

    Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

If you’re a fiduciary of the acquiring plan, you want to make sure you’re not burdened with any unknown liabilities. If you’re a fiduciary of the acquired plan, you want to make sure the merger process doesn’t introduce new liabilities.

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401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

    401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

What would it take to realize the fiduciary liability of overtly using “risk tolerance” metrics? And what can 401k plan sponsors do about it?

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Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power On Challenges And Surprises Of 401k PEPs In 2021

    Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power On Challenges And Surprises Of 401k PEPs In 2021

Beyond the usual gestation period, here are some specific “trigger points” which plan sponsors have reacted to that have accelerated their decision to move into a PEP?

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

    Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

How do we design and administer retirement plans?

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How 401k Plan Sponsors Are Addressing The Great Resignation

    How 401k Plan Sponsors Are Addressing The Great Resignation

It’s not necessarily something that can be done at the flick of a switch, but it can be baked into the process.

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How Does Embedding Retirement Income Into A Target Date Fund Work?

    How Does Embedding Retirement Income Into A Target Date Fund Work?

It’s not just plan sponsors and plan participants that need convincing. The entire retirement plan infrastructure must also get on board. That doesn’t mean the hurdles can’t be overcome.

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Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

    Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

The decision to retain and service company retirees appears (at first blush at least) to be a no-brainer. But that includes a very important assumption.

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If You Meet Your Objectives, Does It Make Sense To Worry About Fees?

    If You Meet Your Objectives, Does It Make Sense To Worry About Fees?

While diligence is to be applauded, that’s not to say you can’t carry it to an extreme. If fact, some folks are so hung up on fees, they sometimes fail to see the bigger picture.

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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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Did ‘Financial Wellness’ Really Ever Have The Buzz In The First Place?

    Did ‘Financial Wellness’ Really Ever Have The Buzz In The First Place?

Perhaps it’s time to cut the cord of “financial wellness” and take your tonic of financial reality. Accept the schoolmarm for the discipline she brings, because that remains the most honest way to the riches of a satisfying retirement.

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