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The need to avoid the old mistakes of Open MEPs

As we await the Department of Labor’s (DOL) guidance pursuant to President Trump’s executive ord...

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Make sure participant records are secure

Being a plan sponsor is difficult because you’re a plan fiduciary which requires the highest duty ...

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The problem with committees

Many articles talking about good retirement plan practices will talk about the need for employers to...

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Sure it’s the employer’s fault, but come on now

With plan administration, there are so many mistakes that can be made and most of the time, it’s t...

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Speak up or it won’t get better

Many years ago, I was an associate at a law firm that worked with a third party administration (TPA)...

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Managing Your Plan is all about a process and not a result

  We’ve been conditioned in life that everything is about results. I know from law school the...

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Clearing up my views on producing TPAs

A few weeks back, I published a blog post on some third-party administrators (TPAs) are not really i...

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Compensation is such a huge issue in 401(k) plans

When I look at plan errors, one major area of a plan keeps coming up: compensation issues. Compensat...

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You need a tough love provider

I always believe that the two worst things that you can give people are false praise and false hope....

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The Problem of the inefficient plan design

When you start fixing up the house (for me, a never-ending battle) and replacing appliances or items...