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Understanding Your Retirement Plan Fees

More and more employees are investing in their futures through 401(k) plans. Employees who participate in 401(k) plans assume responsibility for their retirement income by contributing part of their salary and, in many instances, by directing their own investments.

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The DOL has launched a tool to help plan participants more thoroughly understand fees.

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PLANADVISER.com - Participants Acknowledge Investing Ignorance

PLANADVISER.com - Participants Acknowledge Investing Ignorance | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
 Most employees participate when offered access to a defined contribution retirement plan, but a strong majority also cite worries and ignorance about tough investing topics. 
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Hatch presses small employers to offer 401(k)s

When it comes to robust retirement systems around the globe, the U.S. is ranked 19 of 150 different countries, and American business from lawmakers to employers and plan sponsors can learn from some of those international success stories.
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PLANADVISER.com - Solicitor General Argues for Reversal of Tibble Decision

PLANADVISER.com - Solicitor General Argues for Reversal of Tibble Decision | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Dec 11, 2014 --- A brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the United States Supreme Court argues in favor of plaintiffs inTibble v. Edison International—a case that could have implications for retirement plan sponsors' ongoing duty to monitor investments. ---
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401(k) Index Reflects Rising Market In November

401(k) Index Reflects Rising Market In November | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
A rising market in November prompted few defensive moves by 401(k) plan members last month, according to the Aon Hewitt 401(k) Index.
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Traditional 401K vs Roth 401k Retirement Plans

Traditional 401K vs Roth 401k Retirement Plans | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
When it comes to making important financial decision we all want to make the best decisions. One of the most important financial decisions anyone can make is how to invest in a good retirement plan.
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PLANSPONSOR - What Is the Definition of Compensation and Why Does It Matter?

PLANSPONSOR - What Is the Definition of Compensation and Why Does It Matter? | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

We've all been in a "don't shoot the messenger" situation where you have to be the bearer of bad news even if you did nothing to cause the problem.

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Is Your Business a Magnet? Retirement Plans Attract Employees - Small Business Trends

Is Your Business a Magnet? Retirement Plans Attract Employees - Small Business Trends | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Do you offer your employees a retirement plan? If not, your small business could risk getting le...
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PLANADVISER.com - Many Leave Employer Match Dollars on the Table

PLANADVISER.com - Many Leave Employer Match Dollars on the Table | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

While participation in employer-provided 401(k) plans is strong among younger workers, data from Aon Hewitt shows many are not taking full advantage of matching 401(k) contributions.

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PLANSPONSOR - Public Pensions May Need to Lower Return Assumptions

PLANSPONSOR - Public Pensions May Need to Lower Return Assumptions | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Funded ratios of public pension plans rose modestly from last year, but remain near 70% despite several strong years of post-2009 investment returns, according to Milliman.

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PLANADVISER.com - Retirement Plan Provisions That May Confuse

PLANADVISER.com - Retirement Plan Provisions That May Confuse | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits plans to be flexible to satisfy broad employer and employee needs, but this flexibility can come with a cost, according to speakers at the 2014 American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) Annual Conference.

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The Tax Benefits Millennials Should Know about Retirement Plans

The Tax Benefits Millennials Should Know about Retirement Plans | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
This is the third installment of a four part series that addresses concerns Barron’s raised in its September 20th issue about why millennials are NOT investing for retirement.  Time in the stock market outweighs the benefit of almost every other...
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PLANSPONSOR.com - Adult Children May Undermine Parents Retirement Security

PLANSPONSOR.com - Adult Children May Undermine Parents Retirement Security | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Six in 10 American parents support their adult children financially, according to a study from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

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IRS Announces Cost Of Living Adjustments for Qualified Retirement Plans - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

IRS Announces Cost Of Living Adjustments for Qualified Retirement Plans - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
In a news release (IR-2014-99) on October 23, 2014, the IRS announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the various dollar limitations applicable to qualified retirement plans for 2015.
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PLANSPONSOR - Tech Gets a Psych Assist to Drive Positive Behaviors

PLANSPONSOR - Tech Gets a Psych Assist to Drive Positive Behaviors | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

A decision and its consequences are often disconnected, says Warren Cormier, founder and president of Boston Research Group, in San Francisco. 

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How small business 401(k) plans will look in 10 years

How small business 401(k) plans will look in 10 years | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
By 2025, small business 401(k) plans will be cheap, simple to administer and free of conflicts of interest.
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Report: Average 401(k) Participant, Plan Costs Dropping

The average participant is paying less for their 401(k) than they were in 2009, at least as a percentage of assets, according to a new analysis.

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PLANSPONSOR - Wellness Incentives Biggest Health Benefit Change in 2015

PLANSPONSOR - Wellness Incentives Biggest Health Benefit Change in 2015 | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

The share of families with an individual account retirement plan is ticking down, but the assets in those plans are going up, according to a new analysis by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

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Three Quick Ways To Tell If Your 401(k) Rocks

Three Quick Ways To Tell If Your 401(k) Rocks | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
When it comes to retirement plans, 401(k)s are confusing and inadequate. They are often loaded with expensive, junk funds and don't give employees the right choices. On top of that, they guarantee nothing.
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Demand for socially responsible investing options in 401(k)s on the rise - InvestmentNews

Demand for socially responsible investing options in 401(k)s on the rise - InvestmentNews | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Money managers say more participants want to link retirement savings to values.
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Senators Ask Treasury for ‘Commonsense’ Relief for Small Retirement Plans

Five members of the Senate Finance Committee are asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for some retirement plan relief.Click here to edit the title

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Suze Orman: Boomers' big retirement mistake - CNBC

Suze Orman: Boomers' big retirement mistake - CNBC | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Many boomers heading into retirement are carrying debt with them. That's a mistake, says Suze Orman, who offers advice for getting rid of it.
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PLANADVISER.com - Senate Committee Changes Could Impact Retirement Industry

PLANADVISER.com - Senate Committee Changes Could Impact Retirement Industry | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Midterm election results are often interpreted to mean different and contradictory things—but there appears to be some consensus in the retirement industry about the new political landscape in Washington.

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How you would fix Social Security: Raise the retirement age - Washington Post

How you would fix Social Security: Raise the retirement age - Washington Post | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Last month, we asked readers what changes they would make to fix Social Security. Some readers support a familiar approach.
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PLANADVISER.com - Senior Senators Urge Government Action on Pension De-Risking

PLANADVISER.com - Senior Senators Urge Government Action on Pension De-Risking | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Two senior U.S. senators are petitioning the government agencies that oversee qualified retirement plans to more actively protect pension plan participants’ rights during pension risk transfers.

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