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Anyone can be a TPA and that’s a problem

With apologies to Tod Higgins (played by Keanu Reeves) in “Parenthood”, you need a license to practice law to be an ERISA attorney, you need to be a CPA to be a retirement plan auditor, you need a securities license to be a financial advisor, but any shmuc...

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What’s In It For Them?

When I worked at that semi-prestigious law firm as an associate, my goal was to develop a national ERISA practice and I thought that a great foundation was the firm’s existing business clients. I thought it would make sense since the originating attorney for...

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The problem with consolidation in the TPA business

Every week, I check the headline on 401khelpcenter.com and the news part usually involves one or tow...

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Most TPAs are in the administration business, some are not

I have a friend who is an insurance agent and she was looking for a new TPA (third party administra...

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When I don’t get the gig

When I’m contacted by a plan sponsor needs help, I usually quote a flat fee and 9 out of 10 times,...

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Remake and Reboots is all the rage on TV

With talks of a Fraser reboot, a new Magnum P.I., and an updated Murphy Brown coming this Fall, we...

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Mission Impossible: Fallout is one heck of a movie

There are a few times in my life when I saw an action-adventure movie and was mesmerized from the be...

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That 401(k) Conference to hit Philly this November

That 401(k) Conference will be at Citizens Bank Park this fall. On Friday, November 9th, the most 40...

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Know when you should go

Like George Costanza who always tried to leave on a high note in an episode of  Seinfeld, I always ...

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What Were They Thinking #53 The Delta House is no Animal House

Television networks’ record in developing successful television shows from movies are as bad as th...