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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.


Are DC Plans and Advice Going Robo?

Advice Going Robo

In a article, Advice Going Robo – the question of whether defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors should turn participant advice and even administration over to robo advisors and ...

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“Advisor at the Elbow” is also Proactive

advisor at the elbow

There are a lot of ways to describe how a financial advisor best serves companies that sponsor a defined contribution (DC) plan like a 401k or 403b but it ...

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When Refreshing Your 401k Plan Select New Advisor First

Select New Advisor

  At A TPSU program held at Bentley University just outside Boston, a 401k plan sponsor discusses the process he undertook to refresh their 401k plan starting with interviewing ...

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I am the HR Department

HR Department

  It’s common at small companies for one person to be in charge of all HR functions including their organization’s retirement plan which can be challenging. At a TPSU ...

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Focus on Fees Miss the Point of DC Plans

dc plan fees

During my current trip, I have had the pleasure of experiencing Delta’s computer meltdown causing millions of travelers, including myself, to be delayed and inconvenienced. Likely caused by antiquated systems ...

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Small 401k Plan Uses Online RFP to Find a New Advisor

online rfp

Though most advisor RFPs are conducted by larger defined contribution (DC) plans like 401ks or 403bs with more than $10 million, the benefits are substantial for smaller companies as ...

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