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Good Luck Escaping a Pooled Employer 401(k) Plan (PEP)

Good Luck Escaping a Pooled Employer 401(k) Plan (PEP)

By: Eric Droblyen

May 11th 2022

Employers can terminate a single-employer 401(k) at any time, but they can't terminate their portion of a Pooled Employer Plan. That can trap participants.
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SECURE Act 2.0 – Not the 401(k) Reform Americans Deserve

SECURE Act 2.0 – Not the 401(k) Reform Americans Deserve

By: Eric Droblyen

April 27th 2022

SECURE 2.0 delivers welcome, but incremental, reform. 401(k) plans are not cost-efficient enough today. Here are four things Washington can do to change that.
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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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Pooled Employer 401(k) Plans (PEPs): Myth vs. Reality

Pooled Employer 401(k) Plans (PEPs): Myth vs. Reality

By: Eric Droblyen

February 16th 2022

Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) can seem attractive at first blush. Ironically, their purported benefits can, in fact, harm 401(k) plan participants and fiduciaries.
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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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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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Small Business 401(k) Plans – How the Best Can Help You Retire Faster

Small Business 401(k) Plans – How the Best Can Help You Retire Faster

By: Eric Droblyen

November 24th 2021

Avoiding 401(k) pitfalls during your working years can help you retire years faster. The best small business plans make this job easy. Don't settle for less.
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Bundled or Unbundled 401(k) Provider – How to Choose

Bundled or Unbundled 401(k) Provider – How to Choose

By: Eric Droblyen

November 10th 2021

Bundled (or full-service) 401k providers deliver all of the major plan administration services, while unbundled providers must ally with other companies to do so.
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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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