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State Run IRA Programs Can Actually Be An Opportunity for Plan Providers

A few states including California are going into the retirement business. While ordinarily competiti...

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The Problem With Top-Heavy Administration

If you know about a thing or two about plan administration, you know about the top-heavy rules. The ...

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You Make The Mistake, You Eat The Fee

10 years ago, I was at a law firm and helped draft an amendment to a multiemployer pension plan that...

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The Small Stuff Goes A Long Way

For the third time in 11 years, I joined a Synagogue because I’m the wandering Conservative Jew. S...

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Clients are Happy With Their Advisors, But That Can’t Stop You

“Fidelity’s 2015 Plan Sponsor Attitudes Survey,” disclosed the satisfaction level of plan spon...

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The Laurita Rules for 401(k) Plan Providers

Once upon a time in the 401(k) world, I knew a man named Richard A. Laurita. I worked with Rich (as ...

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Keep Politics and Your Business Apart

We’re closing in on Election Day and no matter what side you’re on, you have to admit that it’...

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Why Banks Should Outsource Participant Advice

DOCUMENTED SYSTEMIC FIDUCIARY PROCESS What makes bank trust departments so successful in managing in...

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The Unintended Consequences of The Fiduciary Rule #1: B/Ds eating those Legal Bills

When there is any change put into place, there is always going to be a whole list of unintended cons...

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Open MEPs to make a Comeback?

The Senate’s Committee on Finance has approved a bill that would open the door for employers to pa...