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3 Common 401(k) Provider Conflicts of Interest!

3 Common 401(k) Provider Conflicts of Interest!

By: Eric Droblyen

May 2nd 2018

Employers have a fiduciary responsibility to evaluate their 401(k) provider's conflicts of interest. They risk personal liability when they don't.
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DOL Guidance for Paying 401(k) Fees from Plan Assets

DOL Guidance for Paying 401(k) Fees from Plan Assets

By: Eric Droblyen

April 4th 2018

The DOL divides 401(k) fees into two categories – administrative and settlor expenses. Employers can only pay administrative expenses from plan assets
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The DOL Fiduciary Rule – What Employers Need to Know

The DOL Fiduciary Rule – What Employers Need to Know

By: Eric Droblyen

June 14th 2017

What small businesses need to know about the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule is basic: their advisor receives commissions that can increase 401(k) plan sponsor liability.
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DOL Fiduciary Rule: Good for Business But Opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DOL Fiduciary Rule: Good for Business But Opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By: Eric Droblyen

May 3rd 2017

The employer benefits of the DOL Fiduciary Rule should get more attention. The regulation will lower 401(k) fees, and in turn, reduce fiduciary liability.
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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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Will Trial Lawyers be the Sole Beneficiary of a Watered-Down Fiduciary Rule?

Will Trial Lawyers be the Sole Beneficiary of a Watered-Down Fiduciary Rule?

By: Eric Droblyen

July 29th 2015

DOL’s fiduciary rule is good news for 401(k) lawyers, bad news for 401(k) advisors, 401(k) fiduciaries and participants.
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The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: Why Can’t Regulators do Simple?

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: Why Can’t Regulators do Simple?

By: Eric Droblyen

June 17th 2015

DOL regulations make it difficult for small business 401k plan sponsors to meet their fiduciary responsibilities.
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DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Advances to OMB; Not Everyone is Happy about It

DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Advances to OMB; Not Everyone is Happy about It

By: Eric Droblyen

March 4th 2015

Why the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule is good news for small business retirement plans.
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NAPA stakes a position against the DOL’s fiduciary rule

NAPA stakes a position against the DOL’s fiduciary rule

By: Eric Droblyen

January 26th 2015

NAPA is missing the point of a fiduciary rule. DOL is saying it’s too easy for unscrupulous or incompetent brokers to steer investors to products with higher fees.
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