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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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Five Reasons Why Hidden 401(k) Fees Should be Illegal

Five Reasons Why Hidden 401(k) Fees Should be Illegal

By: Eric Droblyen

March 16th 2022

Hidden 401(k) fees should be illegal. They can make it almost impossible for employers to protect the interests of plan participants and avoid fiduciary liability.
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How to Make Small Business 401(k)s Cheaper than Mega Plans

How to Make Small Business 401(k)s Cheaper than Mega Plans

By: Eric Droblyen

January 5th 2022

Small 401(k) plans are notorious for high fees. Here's how business owners can benefit by making their small plan cheaper than a mega plan for participants.
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Employee Fiduciary Launches New 401(k) Fee Savings Calculator

Employee Fiduciary Launches New 401(k) Fee Savings Calculator

By: Eric Droblyen

October 13th 2021

Paying low 401(k) fees during your working years can mean dramatically higher savings in retirement. Our 401(k) fee calculator estimates how much higher.
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Proposed 5500 Reform Won’t Help 401(k) Fee Benchmarking

Proposed 5500 Reform Won’t Help 401(k) Fee Benchmarking

By: Eric Droblyen

September 29th 2021

401(k) fees can be impossible for plan fiduciaries and participants to compare apples-to-apples. Proposed Form 5500 changes will do little to help.
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GAO Recommends Much Needed 401(k) Fee Disclosure Reform

GAO Recommends Much Needed 401(k) Fee Disclosure Reform

By: Eric Droblyen

September 15th 2021

The GAO found 40% of plan participants do not understand the 401k fee information mandated by the DOL; recommends welcome fee disclosure reform.
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401k Fiduciary Liability Insurance – Factors that Raise Premiums

401k Fiduciary Liability Insurance – Factors that Raise Premiums

By: Eric Droblyen

August 4th 2021

Understanding the factors that increase the price of 401(k) fiduciary liability insurance coverage can help plan fiduciaries more easily avoid liability.
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How Much Lower 401(k) Fees Can Grow Your Retirement Savings

How Much Lower 401(k) Fees Can Grow Your Retirement Savings

By: Eric Droblyen

May 12th 2021

Cost matters a LOT when saving for retirement. Even 401(k) fee small reductions today can mean much higher account balances for participants in retirement.
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401(k) Fee Study: 75% of Small Business Plans Pay Hidden Fees

401(k) Fee Study: 75% of Small Business Plans Pay Hidden Fees

By: Eric Droblyen

April 28th 2021

“Are my 401(k) fees too high?” is a common question asked by both plan sponsors and participants. Our small business fee study can give some perspective.
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Want to Retire Early? Three 401(k) Features That Can Help

Want to Retire Early? Three 401(k) Features That Can Help

By: Eric Droblyen

February 17th 2021

For 401(k) participants to reach their retirement savings goal as soon as possible, they will need help from their plan. These are the features they'll need.
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