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For young adults with college debt, deciding whether to pay off student loans early or contribute to a 401(k) can be tough
The Roth 401(k) is 10 years old! With 62% of employers now offering this option, it’s more likely than not that you can make Roth contributions to your 401(k) plan
An attorney in St. Louis, Mo, Mr. Jerome Schlichter, is advertising to participants in certain employer 401(k) plans to hire him in a class action against their employers.
Over the past few decades – and gaining more momentum after the infamous 2008 crash – an increasingly entangled thicket of employer responsibilities has cropped up around retirement plans.
The easier your 401(k) plan is to navigate, the more enthusiastically plan participants will get on board. A simplified investment offering can also help participants steer toward a successful retirement, while minimizing your personal liability and administrative overhead as the plan sponsor.
Your plan’s IPS not only helps you think through how best to fulfill this important fiduciary duty, it also is one of the most powerful tools available for protecting yourself against fiduciary liability. It formally documents the process you’re using to select and monitor your plan’s investment selections.
While it’s important to establish a solid Investment Policy Statement (IPS) to fulfill your fiduciary obligations and avoid related liabilities, you also want to establish an engaged and informed investment committee, and task it with keeping your plan’s IPS alive and well over time.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, places responsibility on the employer to manage the plan at an extremely high level.
As the 401(k) has become the major “workplace retirement plan” for most Americans, employers will want to focus more closely on the way in which their plan is designed; in other words, the way in which their plan documents are written.