Monthly Archives: August 2018

How 401(k) Plan Sponsors Can Improve Their Plan On A Shoestring

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 purchases of third party administration (TPA) firms by larger TPAs. It’s the nature of a very competitive business and with large TPAs wanting … Continue reading

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What Makes A 401(k) Plan Sponsor A “Mark” For Litigation

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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 administrator) for her clients. She previously gave work to a TPA that also happens to sell insurance and financial products (which … Continue reading

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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, I’ll get the client. Price is rarely the reason why a potential client won’t hire me. Here is usually … Continue reading

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Retirement Plan Advisors Advantage

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Advice For 401(k) Plan Providers On Hosting Events

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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 401(k) advisor event will make its debut in the City of Brotherly Love. As always, a 401(k) advisor can expect 4 hours of … Continue reading

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