403(b) Curriculum Library

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Jun 2018

Distribution Confusion: The Difference Between Plan Types

Plan sponsor confusion over amending retirement plan distribution restrictions appears to be growing, particularly because some are finding that they are unable to amend their plan in the desired fashion due to IRS code restrictions on distributions. The confusion may reflect a lack of understanding…

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Mar 2018

Understanding and Evaluating Retirement Plan Fees

Retirement plan fees have served as the centerpiece of the ERISA fiduciary breach lawsuits. Therefore, understanding the dynamics of retirement plan fees is critical for plan sponsors and fiduciaries.

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Jan 2018

2018 403(b) Compliance Calendar

The 2018 Retirement Plan Compliance Calendar highlights critical compliance deadlines for defined contribution retirement plans. While we have covered all of the major dates, some may only apply to particular plan types (and are noted accordingly) and there may be additional deadlines for speci…

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Nov 2017

Fiduciary Considerations When Adding and Reviewing Managed Accounts

Managed accounts offer retirement plan participants a personalized investment strategy based on their own individual situation. However, as plan sponsors review the benefits of adding managed accounts to their retirement plans, there are ever-present fiduciary considerations which must be addressed.

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Aug 2017

Establishing a Proper Retirement Plan Structure at Public Universities

An increasing number of retirement plan sponsors at public universities have, for the first time, considered establishing a fiduciary process at their institutions.  This is due in part to the increasing legal challenges, including fiduciary breach lawsuits, faced by some university programs, a…

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