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Sam Adams got too big

When I was in college, bad beer was the big thing because it was inexpensive and college kids didn’t drink beer for taste. My problem was that I didn’t like the taste of Budweiser, Coors, Miller, or any other regular domestic beer. I think even Heineken is...

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Just Tell Them Straight

One of the big parts of my practice is assisting third party administrators (TPAs) who cant or don’t want t afford an ERISA attorney on staff.   I recently had to answer correspondence regarding the payout of a participant who was deceased and still req...

Ascensus is becoming a big time player

The first job I had was working as an ERISA attorney for a small law firm that was affilia...

What Were They Thinking #24 Sony gets even with a new format war

They often say that those who forget history are soon doomed to repeat it. Those in the el...

Being Outspoken Will Cost You

I always say that plan providers need to stand out in the crowd. I follow my own advice an...

Plan sponsors needs to keep record of all plan amendments

I didn’t have such a wonderful time at law school because I felt the administration and ...

Wonder Woman: DC get it right

I’m still a Marvel guy at heart, but I do like DC superheroes like Batman and Flash. Yet...

Be Careful Who You Attack On The Way Up

I worked at a number of places in the 11 years before I started my own law firm practice a...

“Experience” means lots of things

I always talk about how plan sponsors need to work with experienced financial advisors, th...

Don’t gyp employees on retirement plans

As I’ve stated before, I wouldn’t hire employees because I was an employee once too. T...