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DOL Requests 401(k) Fee Disclosure Feedback; We Responded
Participant-directed 401(k) plans must distribute a fee disclosure to participants annually. We suggested content changes to the DOL to improve their effectiveness.Read More
SECURE Act 2.0 – A Summary of the Major 401(k) Provisions
SECURE 2.0 makes sweeping changes to 401(k) plans. Employers should understand the most significant provisions to prepare their 401(k) plan for them.Read More
The Top 401(k) Priorities on the DOL’s Regulatory Agenda
The DOL's latest regulatory agenda includes 401(k) reform. I recommend 401(k) fiduciaries check it out to learn the DOL's priorities.Read More
The DOL Fiduciary Rule – What Employers Need to Know
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.Read More
DOL Fiduciary Rule: Good for Business But Opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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.Read More
Government Shocker! The 401(k) Form 5500 May Become Useful Soon
The government is proposing substantial changes to the Form 5500 for 2019. These changes would make 401k information more accessible to stakeholders.Read More
What’s the #1 Reason for 401(k) Lawsuits? Overpriced or Superfluous 401(k) Services
The DOL’s new fiduciary rule will make the value of 401k services more important than ever. Small business 401k fiduciaries should root out overpriced or superfluous 401k services to protect themselves from personal liability.Read More
The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule – the Value of 401(k) Investment Services Will Be More Critical Than Ever
The final version of the DOL’s fiduciary rule was released April 6. This rule will make the value of 401k investments and related services more critical than ever for small businesses and financial advisors.Read More
Will Trial Lawyers be the Sole Beneficiary of a Watered-Down Fiduciary Rule?
DOL’s fiduciary rule is good news for 401(k) lawyers, bad news for 401(k) advisors, 401(k) fiduciaries and participants.Read More
The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: Why Can’t Regulators do Simple?
DOL regulations make it difficult for small business 401k plan sponsors to meet their fiduciary responsibilities.Read More