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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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401(k) Fee Study: How Much Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

401(k) Fee Study: How Much Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

By: Eric Droblyen

October 27th 2021

Our fee study of 860 fiduciary-grade 401(k) financial advisors shows impartial advice reduces the total cost of a retirement plan. Employers should not settle for less.
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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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The 5 Most Popular Small Business 401(k) Plan Features

The 5 Most Popular Small Business 401(k) Plan Features

By: Eric Droblyen

July 22nd 2020

Different 401(k) “types” (safe harbor, Roth, profit sharing, etc…) are in fact different contribution “features” that a plan can combine in numerous ways.
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401(k) Fee Study: What Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

401(k) Fee Study: What Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

By: Eric Droblyen

August 7th 2019

Our fee study of 753 fiduciary-grade financial advisors shows impartial advice reduces the total cost of a 401(k) plan. Employers should not settle for less.
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Small Business 401(k) Plan Design Study: What 3,975 401(k) Plans Are Doing

Small Business 401(k) Plan Design Study: What 3,975 401(k) Plans Are Doing

By: Eric Droblyen

March 20th 2019

The right 401(k) plan design can help a small business meet plan goals at the lowest possible cost. Our study summarizes the designs of 3,975 401(k) plans
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Automatic Enrollment – Is It Right for Your Small Business 401(k) Plan?

Automatic Enrollment – Is It Right for Your Small Business 401(k) Plan?

By: Eric Droblyen

October 4th 2017

Automatic enrollment is a powerful tool for increasing employee participation in 401(k) plans, but employers that don’t need the help should avoid the feature..
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Expanding Small Biz Retirement Plan Coverage – 401(k) Reforms Are Needed

Expanding Small Biz Retirement Plan Coverage – 401(k) Reforms Are Needed

By: Eric Droblyen

July 12th 2017

Americans save more for retirement when they can do so by payroll deduction, but less than half of small businesses sponsor a retirement plan.
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Fee Study of 525 401(k) Financial Advisors – Fiduciary Advice Costs Less!

Fee Study of 525 401(k) Financial Advisors – Fiduciary Advice Costs Less!

By: Eric Droblyen

April 5th 2017

To lower their 401k plan liability, small businesses should only hire fiduciary-grade financial advisors. Our study shows their superior care can cost less.
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