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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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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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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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The Top Ten Frugal Fiduciary 401(k) Blogs of 2021

The Top Ten Frugal Fiduciary 401(k) Blogs of 2021

By: Eric Droblyen

December 22nd 2021

Our top 10 blogs for 2021 are must-reads for small business 401(k) sponsors and participants. They cover controlled groups, testing, and plan administration.
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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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Employee Fiduciary Launches New 401(k) Fee Savings Calculator

Employee Fiduciary Launches New 401(k) Fee Savings Calculator

By: Eric Droblyen

October 13th 2021

Paying low 401(k) fees during your working years can mean dramatically higher savings in retirement. Our 401(k) fee calculator estimates how much higher.
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Proposed 5500 Reform Won’t Help 401(k) Fee Benchmarking

Proposed 5500 Reform Won’t Help 401(k) Fee Benchmarking

By: Eric Droblyen

September 29th 2021

401(k) fees can be impossible for plan fiduciaries and participants to compare apples-to-apples. Proposed Form 5500 changes will do little to help.
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