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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

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 affiliated with a...

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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 electronics ...

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Being Outspoken Will Cost You

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

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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 much of th...

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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 when it c...

experience

“Experience” means lots of things

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

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Don’t gyp employees on retirement plans

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

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Welcoming the New Client

As you know, I’ve been a member of a few Synagogues because I’m a wandering Jew and the thing I...