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401(k) Contributions - What Workers Need to Know

401(k) Contributions - What Workers Need to Know

By: Eric Droblyen

September 27th 2022

401(k) plans can offer dramatically different employee and employer contribution options. Workers should understand their plan’s options to not miss out.
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The 415(c) Limit For 401(k) Plans – FAQs for Employers

The 415(c) Limit For 401(k) Plans – FAQs for Employers

By: Eric Droblyen

September 13th 2022

The 415(c) limit caps the “annual additions” a 401(k) plan can allocate to participants each “limitation year.” To avoid violations, check out our FAQ.
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The Top 401(k) Priorities on the DOL’s Regulatory Agenda

The Top 401(k) Priorities on the DOL’s Regulatory Agenda

By: Eric Droblyen

August 30th 2022

The DOL's latest regulatory agenda includes 401(k) reform. I recommend 401(k) fiduciaries check it out to learn the DOL's priorities.
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Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer – Takeaways for 401(k) Fiduciaries

Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer – Takeaways for 401(k) Fiduciaries

By: Eric Droblyen

August 16th 2022

401(k) fiduciaries can struggle to choose between active or index funds when picking plan investments. The Morningstar Active/Passive Barometer can help.
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Pew Finds Rolling a 401(k) to an IRA can be a Costly Mistake

Pew Finds Rolling a 401(k) to an IRA can be a Costly Mistake

By: Eric Droblyen

August 2nd 2022

A Pew study found investment expenses in IRAs to be higher than 401(k)s and the difference can cost an investor tens of thousands of dollars in retirement.
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Is Your 401(k) About to Lose Solo Status? Here’s How to Prepare

Is Your 401(k) About to Lose Solo Status? Here’s How to Prepare

By: Eric Droblyen

July 19th 2022

Preparing a small business 401(k) plan to lose its solo status is not complicated. Here’s what you need to know to smoothly transition your plan.
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Target Date Index Funds – The Best Investment for Most 401(k) Participants?

Target Date Index Funds – The Best Investment for Most 401(k) Participants?

By: Eric Droblyen

July 5th 2022

Target Date Index Funds may be the best investment for most 401(k) participants. They combine strong net-of-fee returns and set-it-and-forget-it convenience.
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New 401(k) Lifetime Income Disclosures – What to Know

New 401(k) Lifetime Income Disclosures – What to Know

By: Eric Droblyen

June 22nd 2022

The SECURE Act's lifetime income disclosure should help 401(k) participants understand how much income their account balance could produce in retirement.
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401(k) Distributions - FAQs for Employers

401(k) Distributions - FAQs for Employers

By: Eric Droblyen

June 8th 2022

When employers do not follow their 401(k)'s distribution rules, IRS penalties can result. Our distribution guide can help employers avoid these consequences.
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401(k) Plan Design Study: Safe Harbor and Roth Adoption Is Up

401(k) Plan Design Study: Safe Harbor and Roth Adoption Is Up

By: Eric Droblyen

May 25th 2022

Proper 401(k) plan design can help a small business meet its plan goals at the lowest possible cost. Our study summarizes the designs of 4,330 401(k) plans.
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