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Arguably the most important decision that an employer can make when managing their companies Defined Contribution (DC) plan like 401(k)s is picking the right partner. These partners can include a financial advisor who acts like the company’s doctor, the record keeper and Third Party Administrator (TPA) as well as the money managers. Outsourcing fiduciary liability is a main motivation but the selection and monitoring of partners are inherently fiduciary functions.

401kTV Editors will help employers make better decisions on how to select the right partners through our series of articles, videos and white papers as well as 401kTV’s Advisor Directory.

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TPAs – How 401k Plan Sponsors Can Best Leverage

TPAs - How 401k Plan Sponsors Can Leverage

TPAs – How 401k Plan Sponsors can Best leverage. 401k and 403b plan sponsors are often confused about the roles of third party administrators (TPAs), advisors and record keepers. Understanding the ...

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Retirement Savings for Ineligible Employees – A New Twist – TPSU

Retirement Savings

Retirement Savings for Ineligible Employees. During a Fiduciary Education Program delivered by The Plan Sponsor University (TPSU) at Villanova University of greater Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, Joe Wassel, Vice President ...

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401k Record Keeper and Advisor – What’s Their Role?

401k Record Keeper Advisor

What’s the Role of a 401k Recordkeeper and Advisor? The roles and responsibilities of the various service providers are confusing to 401k and 403b plan sponsors. Those relationships are even ...

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401k Request for Proposal: Best Practice Q&A Column

401k Request for Proposal

401k Request for Proposal: Best Practice Q&A Column Question to the RFP Expert:  We recently completed an Advisor RFP and will soon meet with the top three Finalists in-person.  ...

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Fees: 401(k) Services Market Heating Up

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Fees: 401(k) Services Market Heating Up. Yesterday, we wrote that the least expensive retirement plan fund option isn’t always the best. That goes for plan service providers, too. Fees are ...

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