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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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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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Don’t Be Fooled by These 401(k) Conflicts of Interest!

Don’t Be Fooled by These 401(k) Conflicts of Interest!

By: Eric Droblyen

April 13th 2022

The 401(k) industry is rife with conflicts of interest. Employers have a fiduciary responsibility to protect employees from them. Common ones hide in plain sight.
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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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401(k) Fiduciary Takeaways from a Jerry Schlichter Interview

401(k) Fiduciary Takeaways from a Jerry Schlichter Interview

By: Eric Droblyen

March 2nd 2022

Understanding the drivers of 401(k) fiduciary liability can help employers avoid it. The top drivers are well defined in a recent interview with Jerry Schlichter.
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Hughes v Northwestern: What is a

Hughes v Northwestern: What is a "Prudent" 401(k) Investment?

By: Eric Droblyen

February 2nd 2022

When the Supreme Court re-opened the Hughes v. Northwestern University case, they didn't offer plan fiduciaries a "prudent" 401(k) investment definition. We do.
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401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing Study – What % of Plans Fail?

401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing Study – What % of Plans Fail?

By: Eric Droblyen

January 19th 2022

Our 401(k) nondiscrimination testing study shows the percentage of small business plans that fail the ADP/ACP, top-heavy, 402(g), and 415 tests.
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401(k) Annual Administration - A Checklist for 2022

401(k) Annual Administration - A Checklist for 2022

By: Eric Droblyen

December 8th 2021

An important 401(k) fiduciary responsibility is ensuring plan administration tasks are completed timely each year. Our 2022 checklist makes this job easy.
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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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