401(k) Plans

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Study: DC Borrowing Common But Not Worrisome

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Borrowing from 401(k) plans is common, but not a cause for worry, contends a report issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research this week.

Money Pouring Into ETFs, But Most Investors Still Don't Use Them

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Advisors should do better at explaining the benefits of ETFs to clients, say BlackRock officials.

Employees' Financial Health Important To Employers

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More employers will provide financial education in the future, according to a new survey.

Brokers Selling IRAs Face Tougher Rules In Obama-Backed Plan

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The Labor Department proposal announced Tuesday is a win for Democrats and consumer advocates, and a setback for Wall Street and Republican lawmakers.

Labor Department Unveils Controversial Fiduciary Rule Proposal

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The Department of Labor unveiled its long-awaited fiduciary rule that would require retirement-plan advisors to put their clients' interests before their own.

Advisor Support For Retirement Plan Fiduciary Duty Increasing, Says Survey

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There’s more support among financial advisors for the Department of Labor to impose a fiduciary duty on those advisors who work with retirement plan participants.

The Long And Short Of It

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Longevity annuities and QLAC get a lift from the Fed, but can that boost their numbers?

Ameriprise Pays $27.5M to Settle 401(k) Case

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The lawsuit was brought by Ameriprise employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Employer Financial Wellness Programs Create New Work For Financial Advisors

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The demand for financial wellness programs by employees is leading to a new avenue of work for advisors, including full-time positions at major corporations.

DOL: SEC Input Led to ‘Numerous Changes’ In Proposed Fiduciary Rule

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The Labor Department has told Congress input by SEC staff has resulted in “numerous changes” in DOL’s proposed rule for retirement fund advisors.

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