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Small can be big in 401(k) plans
Companies that are flush with cash have the wherewithal to provide the best in 401(k) savings to their workers, but that doesn't mean smaller retirement plans can't run effective plans.
Lockheed Martin 401(k) case to proceed as class action
On Monday, the Supreme Court let stand a decision in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that permits employees of the defense contractor to proceed with a class action against the firm. The case will now go to trial.
Supreme Court accepts 401(k) employer stock-drop case
Labor Dept. seeks ruling on Fifth Third Bancorp case that could ease challenges to employers.
Workers pay little attention to 401(k) fee disclosures
According to advisers and recent data from Limra, workers seem to be doing precisely what they would be expected to do with 20-page disclosure documents: Tossing them in the circular file.
Senators seek more retirement plan pop
Legislators looking for ways to boost Americans' savings for retirement and access to advice.
LPL signs deal with Millennium Trust for rollover leads
LPL service will allow retirement plan sponsors to shed participants who can't be located or who are nonresponsive.
DOL seeks high court action on company stock in 401(k)s
The appeal of company stock as an investment option in defined contribution plans could dim considerably if the Department of Labor succeeds in having the U.S. Supreme Court revisit the issue of fiduciary prudence in managing that option. The department's petition to the Supreme Court, filed Nov.
How to break into the 401(k) plan adviser scene
The following is an edited transcript of a webcast, “Becoming a 401(k) Plan Adviser.” It was moderated by Greg Crawford, deputy editor at InvestmentNews, and Darla Mercado, a reporter.
MassMutual 401(k) suit takes litigation into new territory
A recent lawsuit against MassMutual over excessive 401(k) fees raises the possibility that group annuities and stable-value products could become a focus of future complaints.
MassMutual employees file suit against employer over management of 401(k)
The complaint alleges self-dealing, excessive fees in managing the $1 billion plan.
Best way an adviser can help: Cut up the credit cards
Plan advisers wanting to step up their service to 401(k) clients, and their workers need look no further than bread-and-butter debt management.
Regulatory changes driving up demand for retirement plan advisers
A flurry of changes to how the federal government oversees retirement plans could provide financial advisers with the opportunity to work more closely with employers on these plans, industry professionals said on Tuesday. “We can’t hire people fast enough to keep up with demand,” said Jania Stout,
Average 401(k) account balances nearly double since crisis
ICI chief Stevens says assumption that 401(k) plans aren't working is wrong.
Schwab ETF 401(k) platform has hiccup
The Charles Schwab Corp.'s long-awaited ETF platform for 401(k)s — widely forecast to launch in the fourth quarter — has hit a regulatory speed bump. The offering has run into a snag with regulators, according to Steve Anderson, executive vice president at Schwab Retirement Plan Services. He
Vanguard threatens to ground pilots from making 401(k) trades
The Southwest Airlines pilots, who subscribe to an investment newsletter, are hurting certain funds by trading en masse, Vanguard says
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