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How Do 401k Plan Sponsors Administer the Plan From Home?

    How Do 401k Plan Sponsors Administer the Plan From Home?

What’s the biggest challenge for those responsible for administrating their company’s 401k plan while working from home? How is that challenge best overcome?

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COVID-19 Quarantine Question: How Should 401k Plan Sponsors Communicate to Employees Working From Home?

    COVID-19 Quarantine Question: How Should 401k Plan Sponsors Communicate to Employees Working From Home?

With the large influx of employees working from home, telecommuting may be here to stay. Companies need to rethink how they’ve addressed 401k communications in the past. One never knows when the “new” normal will appear.

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401k Plan Sponsors Fiduciary Duty in Light of Coronavirus Fear

    401k Plan Sponsors Fiduciary Duty in Light of Coronavirus Fear

Now is the time for 401k plan sponsors to seize their fiduciary mantle and provide the guidance and tools plan participants need to dodge emotional decisions that could ruin their chance for a comfortable retirement.

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When Do Index Funds Raise A Fiduciary Issue With 401k Plan Sponsors?

    When Do Index Funds Raise A Fiduciary Issue With 401k Plan Sponsors?

401k plan sponsors can’t afford to fall victim to the lure of heuristics. Index funds can generate just as much fiduciary headaches as actively managed funds.

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Exclusive Interview: Pete Swisher Explains Why Companies Don’t Care About MEPs (or PEPs or Even 401k Plans)

    Exclusive Interview: Pete Swisher Explains Why Companies Don’t Care About MEPs (or PEPs or Even 401k Plans)

He also reveals the greatest misconception regarding MEPs, what the SECURE Act really did, and when we might begin to see the mass media start paying attention.

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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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Exclusive Interview: Ary Rosenbaum Says, Despite SECURE ACT, Some 401k MEPs Challenges Remain

    Exclusive Interview: Ary Rosenbaum Says, Despite SECURE ACT, Some 401k MEPs Challenges Remain

“As far as adopting employers, I would recommend an ERISA attorney because an MEP isn’t the right fit and fiduciary solution for every plan sponsor.”

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5 Critical Elements Every 401k IPS Must Contain to Achieve Its Primary Purpose

    5 Critical Elements Every 401k IPS Must Contain to Achieve Its Primary Purpose

Including these will make 401k plans safer for plan sponsors and more successful for plan participants.

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Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

    Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

Perhaps, just as plan sponsors have developed onboarding programs for new hires when it comes to saving for retirement, maybe they should add “unboarding” programs as a bookend for those nearing retirement.

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