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Retirement Doctor: Inside the Mind of Plan Sponsors

Jan 11, 2019 1:14:54 PM / by Mike Rogers posted in ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit, Retirement Doctor

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According to the Fidelity Plan Sponsor Attitude Survey, employers are most concerned with ensuring their retirement plan is effectively preparing employees for retirement.

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Retirement Doctor: IRS Contribution and Benefit Limits for 2019

Dec 6, 2018 12:07:00 PM / by Mike Rogers posted in ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Retirement Doctor, IRS, Front Page Post

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Retirement Doctor: DOL Guidance for Paying   401(k) Fees from Plan Assets

Nov 2, 2018 10:05:59 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit, Retirement Doctor

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Retirement Doctor: How America Saves 2018

Oct 4, 2018 10:58:54 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in Fees, ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit

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Retirement Doctor: Audit Red Flags

Sep 6, 2018 10:10:26 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in Fees, ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit, Retirement Doctor

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Avoiding Audit Flags – How to reduce the chance of an audit.

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Retirement Doctor: Fiduciary and Compliance Mistakes

Jul 24, 2018 2:43:43 PM / by Mike Rogers posted in Fees, ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit

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Fiduciary and Compliance Mistakes in 403(b) Plans

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Is it Time to Review your Company-Sponsored Retirement Plan?

Jun 24, 2015 3:25:29 PM / by Kelley Jensen posted in 401(k) plan, 401(k) plan sponsor, advisor, Affordable Care Act, benefits CONSULTING, broker, Company-Sponsored Retirement Plan, company-sponsored retirement plans, ERISA, ERISA plan decision, Kelley Jensen, plan investments, Tibble v. Edison International

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Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Tibble v. Edison International, a lawsuit that centered on an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by a 401(k) plan sponsor. On May 18th, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion on Tibble.

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401(k) Sponsors: Scrutiny Intensifies with Impending Decision from the Supreme Court

May 17, 2015 12:27:52 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in 401(k), 401(k) plan, 401(k) plan sponsor, Affordable Care Act, benefits CONSULTING, Deborah Hyde, ERISA, Tibble v. Edison International

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UPDATE: The Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion in Tibble on Monday, May 18.  The Court ruled in favor of the 401(k) participants and held that ERISA’s fiduciary duty requires a continuing duty, “separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset,” to monitor plan investments.  Significantly, participants will be able to bring a claim of breach of the continuing duty of prudence so long as the alleged breach occurred within six years of the suit.  Employers, therefore, must undertake consistent quarterly or annual reviews of investments, and must systematically consider the prudence of each investment at that time.  Read the Court’s opinion here.

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Broker Contracts: Standard Operating Procedure, or Illusive Tactic?

Sep 29, 2014 1:14:54 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in 401(k) plan, 401(k) plan sponsor, Affordable Care Act, broker, broker contracts, Deborah Hyde, plan sponsor

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As plan sponsor, it is part of your fiduciary duty to select the most advantageous broker for your employee benefits. While you are likely familiar with just how involved - and sometimes cumbersome - the process of vetting and selecting a broker can be, the actual appointment of the broker is much simpler. The execution of a broker of record letter is all it takes to establish the relationship between you and the broker, and its simplicity grants you total flexibility, as you can use the letter to select a different broker who will better serve the needs of your plan at any time, for any reason.

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