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That 401(k) Conference hits Denver

The ninth edition of That 401(k) Conference was held at Coors Field on Friday, June 14th. As always, financial advisors and plan provider sponsors were treated to a morning full of great 401(k) content to help grow their business. This was followed by lunch, a...

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Plan enrollment/education meetings are more than just an exercise

As a 401(k) plan sponsor, you need to understand that an integral part of limiting your liability when participants are having plan enrollment/education meetings.   You need to treat them less as a nuisance and more of a tool in limiting your liability. W...

DOL should make e-disclosures the default

It’s 2019 and one area that the Department of Labor (DOL) could help both the retirement...

If the DOL says you should find missing participants, do it

I’m not afraid of many things, except making the deep water and the heights. I’m not a...

The hardship distribution

It’s 2019 and while the hardship rules are changing for 2020, keep in mind that hardshi...

Plan any events ahead and let the word get out

The genesis for That 401(k) Conference can be traced to two things: 1) my experience at ot...

Plan Design is a big deal

Chess is not a game that I ever played a lot or was ever good at it, but it’s a fascinat...

Bill Buckner, R.I.P.

I was saddened to learn of the death of baseball great Bill Buckner from a form of dementi...

Why most MEPs never take off

With the SECURE Act passed by the House and some form of legislation being expected to be ...

Investment education is about a process

Advisors ask me all the time of the role of education in participant-directed 401(k) plans...