Category Archives: Retirement Plans

The end of the determination letter program and what it means

For the past 15 years, it’s been apparent that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wanted to be out of the favorable determination letter business. Over time, the IRS was limiting when they would issue determination letters. When I first started … Continue reading

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Always think outside of the box to add to your practice

I’ve probably said enough about the time that I came up with the crazy idea of having Sal The Stockbroker from The Howard Stern Show perform at my former synagogue when I was involved there.  The reason I did it … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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? … Continue reading

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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 participants over their 403(b) plan. In the Georgetown case, plaintiffs alleged that there was a breach because of annuities being included in the … Continue reading

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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. When I came up with That 401(k) Conference, I wanted something fun, something that was informative, and something memorable for the 401(k) advisors in attendance … Continue reading

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Important Tasks That Many 401(k) Plan Sponsors Ignore

My latest article for JDSupra.com can be found here.

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When A 401(k) Plan Sponsor May Have To Fire Their Advisor

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New Year’s Resolution should be a plan review

You know it’s all about New Year’s Resolutions when Target gets rid of the Christmas items and starts offering organization and cleaning supplies. The beginning of the year is about self-care and taking care of things that you either promised … Continue reading

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Do your Job

When I was at law school, I lived in a graduate dorm room and the walls were paper thin. So my next door neighbor was playing a movie really loudly at a late hour of the night while I was … Continue reading

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