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BY David Levine, JD | 5/15/2023
Innovative solutions hold the potential to improve outcomes for participants. But innovation can be scary in today’s litigious environment. Concepts in the retirement industry come and go — and... Read More
BY Steff Chalk | 5/5/2023
Having engaged plan fiduciaries who are aware of their roles and responsibilities—and who want to serve in that capacity—is an important key to avoiding litigation and addressing today’s staffing... Read More
BY John Sullivan | 5/1/2023
“All my advisor peers talk about how we manage $3 billion or $5 billion, not how we manage 50 small businesses or 100 small plans,” Joe DeNoyior, President of HUB Retirement and Wealth... Read More
BY Brad Arends | 4/19/2023
Few in the retirement plan industry today question the validity of the convergence of retirement, wealth, and health. Numerous significant recordkeepers openly admit that it’s their business plan... Read More
BY John Sullivan | 4/12/2023
More 401(k) advisors are moving to (and often struggling with) wealth management. How do they get started, what makes them unique, and how can they effectively capitalize on... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/28/2023
Whether for good or ill — a change in recordkeepers is one of those “choices” that plan fiduciaries are expected under ERISA to evaluate as a prudent expert. In this episode, Nevin (Adams) & Fred... Read More
BY John Sullivan | 3/16/2023
OneDigital said Thursday that it has added 401K Resources and The Clear Group to its roster of acquired companies. The acquisition of the Scottsdale-based firms expands OneDigital’s reach into... Read More
BY John Sullivan | 2/21/2023
Busy, frenzied, red hot—all terms to describe the retirement plan and related industries' M&A market in recent years. There was no denying the sheer number of deals and the multiples that... Read More
BY David Levine, JD | 1/12/2023
Here are four considerations for advisors as the use of plan data in financial wellness solutions evolves. At nearly every conference I attend, there’s a common theme: optimizing participant... Read More
BY Steff Chalk | 1/5/2023
How do plan sponsors approach retaining retirees’ assets in the plan? In any given month, retirement plan advisors and other industry professionals see more research than they can consume. When we... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 12/20/2022
“You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout…” Those are, of course, the opening lyrics to that holiday classic, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” And while the tune is jaunty... Read More
BY John Ortman | 12/8/2022
For years, one of the most persistent barriers to the smooth and efficient operation of many 401(k) plans has been the nature of the working relationship between the plan’s advisor and its third-... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 12/6/2022
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) has released a new guide about cryptocurrency-related assets to help CFP professionals uphold the Code of Ethics and Standards... Read More
BY David Levine, JD | 12/1/2022
Three new trends are emerging in plan litigation. Here are some tips on how to help your clients—and your advisory firm—stay out of harm’s way. As advisors, TPAs, recordkeepers and other service... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 11/29/2022
Most of the attempts to affix a value to having an advisor tend to focus on investment returns or cost savings. Both are valid, objective measures that can have a real, substantive impact on... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 11/23/2022
The American Retirement Association (ARA) is calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) to make changes to its proposed amendments to the QPAM exemption, arguing that, as currently drafted, the... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 11/20/2022
The SPARK Institute recently updated its Industry Best Practices for Cybersecurity and released a new Plan Sponsor & Advisor Guide to Cybersecurity to accompany it. As part of its efforts... Read More
BY John Iekel | 11/14/2022
Editor’s Note: this is the second in a two-part series on what can be done to help those who about to retire or already have to better prepare to finance their retirements. Part one is here... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 11/11/2022
A recent survey that looked at the experiences and perceptions of both women and men on the opportunities and challenges faced by female advisors in the financial services industry finds that female... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/31/2022
Whether you’re back in the office, or never left, the headlines seem determined to remind us of all the time (and productivity) we’re losing with commuting times—not to mention the tension between... Read More
BY John Iekel | 10/29/2022
Cybersecurity may feel like an unending purgatory of whack-a-mole. But an expert panel at an Oct. 25 session of the 2022 ASPPA Annual Conference offered some tips that can help lead one closer to the... Read More
BY John Iekel | 10/18/2022
Cyber criminals are creative and resourceful — and they’re not just after bank accounts. Industry experts in a recent webinar cautioned that retirement plans are in their sights as well.  “... Read More
BY Rita Taylor-Rodriguez | 10/13/2022
The plan advisor-recordkeeper-TPA trifecta is like a three-legged stool—each supporting the plan sponsor with expertise and counsel. Without one of these critical partners in place, the stool is... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/11/2022
If you work with TPAs—third party administrators—you might want to avoid bugging them this week.  As you may well know (certainly if you work with TPAs), this year, Monday (Oct. 17th) is the... Read More
BY John Iekel | 10/6/2022
There’s a saying—“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” But small things, over time, matter. Stalactites and stalagmites grow slowly, drop by drop depositing more material, until they are sizable indeed. And... Read More