A collection of resources, thoughts and insights for employers who sponsor 401(k) plans

May 28, 2016



This was a fun episode as Todd Cowman from the Principal Financial Group and I explored the polarizing and sometimes confusing topic of participant loans in 401(k) or other corporate retirement plans.  This is an important topic for employers to understand, and based...

March 30, 2016


 First of, a big thank you to Joan McDonagh from Empower for taking time to join me on the podcast!  As an ERISA attorney and co-author of The 401(k) Answer Book she brought a lot of fire power to the table!  Click here to listen to this episode! 


DOL Proposed Fiducia...

March 25, 2016

In part two of my conversation with Jason Roberts, we explore how conflicts, compensation and reasonableness account for 90% of recent 401(k) litigation.  To help employers with those three issues, this episode drills into selecting and monitoring 401(k) service provid...

March 24, 2016


Excellent episode with Jason Roberts, ERISA Attorney and Founder of the Pension Resource Institute and the Retirement Law Group.  He shares tremendous insights and valuable perspective to help employers understand the full scope of their fiduciary responsiblities, oth...

March 17, 2016


My conversation with Hugh O’Toole of the Viability Advisor Group got started with a bang, right out of the gate he said that his goal is to ensure that employee and employer goals in a 401(k) plan align.  Below are my notes from our very       informative conversation...

March 8, 2016

If you ever wondered how you can strategically and cost effectively partner with an ERISA Attorney to improve and protect your retirement plan, my conversation with Sherrie Boutwell, ERISA Attorney and partner at Boutwell Fay, a boutique ERISA law firm should be v...

February 27, 2016

In my conversation with John Russon, Partner at Pension Assurance I learned several things that could benefit employers as they think about their 401(k) audit. 

  1. The DOL is keenly focused on and are concerned about the quality of retirement plan audits.  Click here t...

February 13, 2016

One of the proverbial retirement boogiemen that many employers are concerned about is the Department of Labor (DOL).  For many employers, their fear is driven largely by the unknown or lack of familiarity with the DOL and their practices, motivations, etc.  In my ...

Please reload

Featured Posts

What Happens to Your 401(k) Investment Menu When the Tide Goes Out?

October 8, 2016

Please reload

Recent Posts