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It’s a mistake to only focus on fees

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I remember as a kid that there was move to use margarine because of the cholesterol that was in butter. Who can forget those talking Parkay carton commercials? Of course, we later learn that many margarines had high amounts...more

Advisors Advantage - December 2016

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A "Crystal Ball" On Life After The New ERISA Fiduciary Rule. We can see the future if we look closely enough. The Department of Labor's (DOL) new fiduciary rule that is going to go in effect in April 2017 is going...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - September 2016

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Editor's Overview - This month, we have re-published an interview of our colleague Seth Safra discussing the Department of Labor’s final regulation concerning fiduciaries and conflicts of interest. In this interview,...more

The Worthlessness Of The 401(k) Fiduciary Warranty

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I am a firm believer in the idea that what you see is what you should get. If you’re promised the moon, anything short of that is wrong. Some of the biggest disappointments in my life is when I was sold a bill of goods that...more

How a Plan Sponsor Can Avoid Being a Deer Caught in the Headlights

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The term “deer in the headlights” explains the mental state of a person who shows behavioral signs that remind us of a deer subjected to a car’s headlights where the deer is in such panic that they show no motor reaction to...more

A Retirement Plan Sponsor’s Guide for Selecting Their Financial Advisor

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When it comes to your role as a retirement plan sponsor, outside of hiring a TPA (third party administrator), the most important plan provider that you need to hire is a financial advisor. Unfortunately, like my favorite...more

Advisors Advantage - January 2014

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Things They Never Tell You as a Retirement Plan Provider. Stuff plan providers should avoid. I always say that whatever I learned as an ERISA attorney and the retirement plan business; I couldn't have learned...more

10 Concepts That Every Retirement Plan Sponsor Should Know

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Unless they are involved in the retirement plan industry a plan sponsor must delegate much of their duties to retirement plan providers that may include third party administrators (TPAs), financial advisors, and ERISA...more

The Top 10 Major Misconceptions Plan Sponsors Have About Their Retirement Plans

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Retirement plans can be an effective means for employee retention and tax savings. However if not operated properly, a retirement plan can inadvertently expose the employer to liability from unhappy plan participants and the...more

Retirement Plan Sponsors Have More to Fear Than Fear Itself

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In his inaugural address in 1933 amidst the Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that the only thing we had to fear was “fear itself”. 1933 predates ERISA by 40+ years, so FDR clearly didn’t understand the dilemmas of...more

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