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QPA Insights

Welcome to QPA Insights, where we’ll share knowledge and insights into ERISA 3 (38) qualified plans. Here our highly experienced team will write on topics plan sponsors and advisers alike will be interested in such as the regulatory environment, tools, plan management, and more.

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National Fiduciary Day Is Here

Today is an important day for fiduciaries. So was yesterday and so is tomorrow. Although we appreciate that any “National ______ Day” might bring awareness to the issue that fills in the blank, we’ve been talking over the last five days about the ongoing nature of...

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Fiduciary Wellness Series: Part 5 of 5

Step 5 Toward Fiduciary Wellness: Participant Interests First Over the last few days we have talked about fiduciary wellness steps that could, at first glance, be considered to serve the primary purpose of mitigating fiduciaries’ risk. It is true that those steps...

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Fiduciary Wellness Series: Part 4 of 5

Step 4 Toward Fiduciary Wellness: Vendor Benchmarking Much of the 401(k) plan fee litigation involves allegations of two distinct levels of unreasonable fees: (1) the plan’s investment options; and (2) recordkeeper/vendor fees. Concern about litigation is one reason...

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Fiduciary Wellness Series: Part 3 of 5

Step 3 Toward Fiduciary Wellness: Fiduciary Education & Training           The need for your trustees and committee members to receive fiduciary education and training is quite apparent when we take a step back and consider their day-to-day responsibilities that...

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Fiduciary Wellness Series: Part 2 of 5

Step 2 Toward Fiduciary Wellness: Your IPS and Process We opened yesterday’s entry with a reminder that fiduciary responsibilities are ongoing and process-based. Best practices suggest that fiduciaries achieve greater wellness when they follow three distinct steps:...

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Fiduciary Wellness Series: Part 1 of 5

Five-Step Process Toward Fiduciary Wellness National Fiduciary Day is next week – March 23rd. If you subscribe to any employee benefits industry newsletters, blogs, or listservs, you may see a lot about it next week. But why wait for one day? Is it sensible to...

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