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401k Plan Participant Beneficiaries are Difficult to Keep Current

401k Plan Participant Beneficiaries

401k Plan Participant Beneficiaries are Difficult to Keep Current. During a recent Fiduciary Education Program at NOVA Southeastern University Health Savings Accounts were discussed a relief mechanism for 401(k) plan ...

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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

Fees-401(k) Services

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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Plan Investment Fees: Cheap Isn’t Always Best

Plan Investment Fees

Plan Investment Fees: Cheap Isn’t Always Best. “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Investing guru Warren Buffett coined this famous phrase, and it applies to a ...

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401k Participation Should be an Easy Decision

401k Participation - Steff Chalk 401ktv

401k Participation Should be an Easy Decision. All 401k plan eligible employees face an important decision, should I participate in the 401k plan or not?  Even with Auto-enrollment there is ...

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NEPC: Plan Fees Flat, But Buyer Beware. 

NEPC: Plan Fees

NEPC: Plan Fees Flat, But Buyer Beware. For the past seven years, defined contribution (DC) plan recordkeeping, trust and custody fees have been declining steadily year over year. That is, ...

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IPS (INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT) GAPS?

IPS Investment Policy Statement gaps

DOES YOUR IPS (INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT) HAVE GAPS? ASK THE LAWYER # 3 by Carol Buckmann A 2017 Callan Survey reports that 90.9% of defined contribution plans have investment policy ...

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