Monthly Archives: February 2019

Nitty Gritty Tasks That 401(k) Plan Sponsors Must Complete

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Get that bond

It’s an easy requirement that many plan sponsors think they’ve accomplished, but they haven’t received the right one. We’re talking about an ERISA bond and often plan sponsors on a Department of Labor audit are told by the auditor that … Continue reading

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The Belichick story

I’m a fan of Bill Belichick, probably because he was the defensive mastermind of my New York Giants in the 1980s and early 1990s that led to two Super Bowl championships. His defensive game plan against the Buffalo Bills for … Continue reading

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Evoshare is something every 401(k) plan should consider

I’m not ashamed to admit when I think someone has a good idea and I think that the folks at Evoshare offer something that every plan sponsor and plan provider should consider adding to a 401(k) plan because I believe … Continue reading

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Call an ERISA attorney when you get the government’s call

When you get pulled over by the police while driving, the best way to handle is to be pleasant and not be argumentative. You listen to the officer as to why he pulled over. Being belligerent and non-cooperative will only … Continue reading

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Watch out for those HR issues

Small to medium-sized businesses really need to be up to date with human resources issues that include 401(k) plans. Employers can get into trouble with the Department of Labor just by placing their I-9 forms in an employee’s files. They … Continue reading

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When you show you don’t care, they get it

So the afternoon before Thanksgiving, my Verizon FIOS went down and wasn’t coming back so quickly. That means the Internet, TV, and my phone went down when the main unit showed fail. I called FIOS tech support and they said … Continue reading

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If the 401(k) bleeds, it does lead

When the local TV news does a report surrounding a snow storm, I always joke that they should recycle the reporting from supermarkets and hardware stores for barren shelves. It saves time and money. The same can be said about … Continue reading

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American Century beats back in-house funds lawsuit

American Century Investments recently won a class-action lawsuit alleging that they profited from their company 401(k) plan at the expense of employees by loading the retirement plan with in-house mutual funds. The judge in the case stated the trial evidence … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth About Participant Directed 401(k) Plans

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