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Small Business 401(k) Tax Credits – Including SECURE Act Enhancements

By: Eric Droblyen
September 16th, 2020

On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law. The legislation made many significant retirement plan changes, including enhanced tax credits for small businesses that start a new 401(k) plan and/or add an automatic enrollment feature to any 401(k) plan. For most small businesses, these changes took effect January 1, 2020. 

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Paying 401(k) Admin Fees from Plan Assets Hurt Business Owners Most

By: Eric Droblyen
August 19th, 2020

When a 401(k) provider’s administration fees are paid from plan assets, they're typically allocated among plan participants pro rata based on account balance. That means the plan participants with largest account balances pay the highest fees. In most small business 401(k) plans, that group usually includes the business owner.

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How to Find & Calculate MassMutual 401(k) Fees

By: Eric Droblyen
June 30th, 2020

If you have questions about MassMutual 401(k) fees – how they work, how much they cost on average, or how you can find & calculate them for your plan – you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to calculate the full cost of a MassMutual 401(k) plan using their DOL-mandated fee disclosure.

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How to Find & Calculate VOYA 401(k) Fees

By: Eric Droblyen
June 30th, 2020

If you have questions about VOYA 401(k) fees – how they work, how much they cost on average, or how you can find & calculate them for your plan – you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to calculate the full cost of a VOYA 401(k) plan using their DOL-mandated fee disclosure.

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How to Find & Calculate Principal 401(k) Fees

By: Eric Droblyen
June 30th, 2020

If you have questions about Principal's 401(k) fees – how they work, how much they cost on average, or how you can find & calculate them for your plan – you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to calculate the full cost of a Principal 401(k) plan using their DOL-mandated fee disclosure.

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How to Find & Calculate American Funds 401(k) Fees

By: Eric Droblyen
June 30th, 2020

If you have questions about American Funds 401(k) fees – how they work, how much they cost on average, or how you can find & calculate them for your plan – you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to calculate the full cost of an American Funds 401(k) plan using their DOL-mandated fee disclosure.

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