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401(k) Lawsuit Targets HR Outsourcer and Trustee

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Emboldened by wins against large 401(k) plan sponsors like Boeing, Cigna, Caterpillar and Cigna, plaintiff’s attorney Jerome Schlichter recently filed suit against an HR outsourcing company and their discretionary ...

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Payroll Automation Reduces Fines, Time and Fiduciary Risk

Plan Automation

As defined contribution (DC) plans like 401(k)s mature and record keeping becomes more competitive, employers sponsoring a retirement plan are enjoying greater benefits. But what are those specific benefits ...

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The High Cost of Free

No Free Lunch

Remember when defined contribution (DC) and 401(k) record keepers use to offer employers a free or no cost retirement plan? Those days are mostly over. With more sophisticated employers ...

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Meeting 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibilities is not Hard

ERISA Chart

ERISA is complicated and fraught with significant liability which many employers sponsoring a defined contribution (DC) plan like a 401(k) or 403(b) do not understand. Many think that if ...

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Industry Reacts to DOL State Exemption

ERISA

Because only 50% of US workers have access to a retirement plan at work where they are 17 times more likely to save, state politicians have moved to create ...

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Changes to Form 5500 Delayed but Important to Review

Form 5500

Though proposed changes to the 5500 form required to be filed with the DOL and IRS by employers sponsoring a defined contribution plan like 401(k)s were delayed, experts recommend ...

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Lessons from 401(k) Lawsuits

Legal System

Recent court cases can provide valuable insights for employers sponsoring a defined contribution plan like 401(k)s and 403(b)s not just to avoid liability but to better manage plans. While ...

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