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How to “Value” 401(k) Administration Services and Investments

How to “Value” 401(k) Administration Services and Investments

By: Eric Droblyen

May 13th 2020

To value your 401k provider, I recommend benchmarking their administration fees per capita and their investment fees based on returns. Our process can help.
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A “Rosetta Stone” for Finding 401(k) Provider Fees

A “Rosetta Stone” for Finding 401(k) Provider Fees

By: Eric Droblyen

April 29th 2020

When 401(k) fees are paid from plan assets, they reduce participant investment returns dollar-for-dollar. Find your 401(k) provider's fees using our guide.
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Don’t Let Your 401(k) Provider Hide the Cost of Your Plan

Don’t Let Your 401(k) Provider Hide the Cost of Your Plan

By: Eric Droblyen

February 5th 2020

401(k) providers can charge different fees for comparable services and investments. To avoid excessive fees, employers must know the cost of their plan.
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401(k) Administration Checklist for the 2020 Plan Year

401(k) Administration Checklist for the 2020 Plan Year

By: Eric Droblyen

December 11th 2019

An important 401(k) fiduciary responsibility is ensuring plan administration tasks are completed timely each year. Our checklist makes this job easy.
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How MEPs Signal a Broken 401(k) Industry

How MEPs Signal a Broken 401(k) Industry

By: Eric Droblyen

October 30th 2019

Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) are better for the 401(k) industry than retirement plan savers and sponsors. Small business owners should avoid them.
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3 Warning Signs Your 401(k) Provider is Ripping You Off

3 Warning Signs Your 401(k) Provider is Ripping You Off

By: Eric Droblyen

October 16th 2019

If you’re a business owner, you must know how much your 401(k) plan costs because the consequences for paying excessive fees are high.
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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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Revenue Sharing - 5 Reasons for 401(k) Fiduciaries to Avoid it

Revenue Sharing - 5 Reasons for 401(k) Fiduciaries to Avoid it

By: Eric Droblyen

July 24th 2019

Revenue sharing makes it harder than necessary to meet 401(k) fiduciary responsibilities. Employers should pay direct 401(k) fees instead.
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Switching 401(k) Providers? What to Expect and Pitfalls to Avoid

Switching 401(k) Providers? What to Expect and Pitfalls to Avoid

By: Eric Droblyen

June 26th 2019

To lower your 401k fees, you may need to replace your plan provider. This move can seem daunting until you understand the process and the pitfalls to avoid.
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Employers Must Avoid 401(k) Providers They Can't Understand

Employers Must Avoid 401(k) Providers They Can't Understand

By: Eric Droblyen

June 12th 2019

Avoiding 401k fiduciary liability can be easy. You just need a basic understanding of your fiduciary responsibilities and an easy-to-monitor plan provider.
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