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Settlements should encourage vigilance

While 2018 may have had less 401(k) litigation than the previous year, there was more than $90 million in settlements.   While the cases involved large companies and institutions of higher learning, what it should do is teach a lesson to any type of 401(k...

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That student loan match

The private letter ruling that allowed a certain 401(k) plan to allow the employer to make payments to a participant’s student loan instead of a matching contribution piqued a lot of interest. But is it more hype than anything else? Perhaps, but people felt ...

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403(b) defendants are on a roll

Georgetown University is now the 5th university that has won its case after being sued by plan parti...

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LA is the place to be on February 22nd

There are a lot of 401(k) conferences, but there are very few memorable 401(k) conferences.   W...

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The road to more consolidation

Every week on 401(k) Help Center, I see an article about some retirement plan provider being bought ...

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Industry Groups Urge DOL to Expand MEP Proposed Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has been accepting comments regarding its proposed rule on multiple em...

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Edward Jones Forks over $3 million in 401(k) lawsuit

Edward Jones is going to pay $3.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging they were using investments i...

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That 401(k) Conference will hit LA this February

I’m very proud to announce That 401(k) Conference will emanate from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles ...

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Review that ERISA bond, because it might not be one

All ERISA plans need an ERISA bond that protects the plan from thefts of plan assets by plan fiducia...

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Oregon opens up small business plan for individuals

Oregon announced that their OregonSaves retirement program will now allow individuals, such as self-...