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What Trump vs. Biden Means to 401k Plan Sponsors and the Typical Plan Fiduciary

    What Trump vs. Biden Means to 401k Plan Sponsors and the Typical Plan Fiduciary

Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and relax. The retirement savings industry is an aircraft carrier. It can’t turn on a dime.

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Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

    Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

“That is one of the key weaknesses of the SEC’s Reg BI. It allows brokers to claim they are working in an investor’s best interest without being held to a legal duty of loyalty”

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

If plan sponsors want to alleviate retirement angst among plan participants, they need to ensure they provide full transparency regarding factors that extend beyond the plan. Plan sponsors have an obligation to explain their retirement benefits within the context of these outside factors.

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Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

    Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

Despite the better intentions of finance professors a generation ago, the market regularly fails the efficiency test. The scary reality is not a question of what degree of market inefficiency exists, it’s that market inefficiency exists at all. And that can harm investors.

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What Can 401k Plan Sponsors Do to Discourage Unnecessary Premature Retirement Plan Withdrawals?

    What Can 401k Plan Sponsors Do to Discourage Unnecessary Premature Retirement Plan Withdrawals?

The good news is 401k plan sponsors don’t need to treat this as a solo act. They’ve already got a team of hired hands to help them.

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Better Shield 401k Participants From External Fraud?

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Better Shield 401k Participants From External Fraud?

Plan sponsors – or, more specifically, the companies plan participants work for – may be placing employees in a far greater cyber-vulnerable position than they realize.

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Here’s How The 401k Fiduciary Dispels The “This Is Retirement?” Corona-Quarantine Fear

    Here’s How The 401k Fiduciary Dispels The “This Is Retirement?” Corona-Quarantine Fear

Many see the quarantine as a test run for retirement. There are those who view this “test run” and say they never want to retire. How do you dissuade them of this notion that they’re practicing retirement right now?

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Retirement Plan Pros Speak Out on CARES Act From a Fiduciary Perspective

    Retirement Plan Pros Speak Out on CARES Act From a Fiduciary Perspective

This isn’t free money. It comes at a price. Many naïve folks might be salivating at the prospect of releasing these big bucks from the prison of their retirement plan… until they read the fine print.

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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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