Collective investment trusts dominate the large plan market, particularly within target-date funds, data shows.
The company is waiving setup fees for 401(k) plans through May 21.
Ascensus and Empower will take on parts of the 401(k) recordkeeping business, while OneDigital will assume the 401(k) investment advisory business.
The lawsuit accuses plan fiduciaries of failing to benchmark recordkeeping fees and failing to monitor investment fees, among other things.
The two items that may require an amendment relate to difficulty of care payments treated as compensation for 415 limits, and the application of cooperative and small employer charity pension plan rules.
What both candidates have proposed as it relates to the retirement industry.
Through July 3, companies can save $495 to $995 in setup costs by starting a 401(k) plan.
A payment of $9 million will be made to “fully, finally and forever resolve, discharge and settle the released claims.”
Small 401(k) plans have larger costs than large 401(k) plans, but even plans with the same total assets can have different costs, an analysis from the 401k Averages Book shows.
The trend of small trades away from equities to fixed income funds seems to suggest participants were rebalancing their portfolios, not making drastic changes to their investment mix, says Rob Austin, with Alight Solutions.
The lawsuit accused Allina Health System defendants of allowing one provider free-reign to add funds to Allina's 403(b) and 401(k) plans, and of failing to monitor investment service providers.
April marks the 15th month in a row that 401(k) investors have been fleeing equities for the safety of fixed income, Alight says.
They also believe that pensions do a better job than 401(k)s in terms of ensuring retirement security.
The 401k Averages Book also shows smaller plans continue to pay higher fees than large plans.
Dream Forward provides examples of questions and sources of confusion for participants after exploring data from its AI chatbox for participants
With participants not panicking in Q4 2018 and the longer term trends resulting from automatic plan features, Fidelity Investments finds an overall improvement in average participant savings and account balances.
Offering fewer than 12 categories may mean participants are not being given sufficient opportunity to diversify, and offering more than 20 could lead to lower average investment in each fund, which may cause higher fees, ERISApedia.com says.
The settlement agreement leaves open a chance to bring a new claim regarding the offering of a money market fund in the plan.
The plaintiffs accused Edward Jones of favoring its own investments and those of its “preferred partners” in its 401(k) plan, at the expense of performance; they also raised questions about excess recordkeeping fees.