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Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: Healthcare Reform Makes HSA Education Imperative

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

We are staring down a healthcare landscape set to look dramatically different under the Trump Administration than it did in Obama’s America. Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not initially pass, a revised version was voted on and passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 20 …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: A Fiduciary Approach to Menu Design

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

401(k) plan investment line-ups are an increasingly complex and vital decision for fiduciaries. Critical responsibilities include the amount of investment choices to offer as well as the types of asset classes to offer. Some fiduciaries have been sued for offering too many choices, while …

Library » Webinar: Fiduciary Fee Reasonableness: Breaking Down Litigation Teachings

March 29, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Even with the seemingly ever-changing uncertainty around regulations, there are actionable ways to push forward. Recent 401(k) litigation has helped define fee reasonableness and provides considerable guidance to the industry, including decisions with IRA clients. We break down these cases and …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 13: Fiduciary Fee Reasonableness

March 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Fee reasonableness is a fundamental and widely discussed fiduciary topic. Despite the importance of the topic, the Department of Labor (DOL) hasn’t given much insight or guidance as to what is considered a reasonable fee. As a result, much of the interpretation of what is and is not reasonable …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 13: Breaking Down CITs

March 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Recent notable court cases which talk about at least considering Collective Investment Trust Funds (CITs) include Ameriprise Financial and Lockheed Martin – both with settlement agreements stipulating that plan sponsors consider using CITs in the plan. CITs are often less expensive to create/ …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 12: Trump and the Fiduciary Rule—Managing Uncertainty

December 07, 2016 | Retirement Plans

With Donald Trump named president-elect, a myriad of current policies have been put into question - including the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. While this rule is not set to take effect until April 2017, there is question as to whether Trump’s election could halt its implementation. …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Converge, Volume 12: What’s New with the Form 5500?

December 07, 2016 | Retirement Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new conflict of interest rule creates many new administrative requirements and disclosure requirements for fiduciaries. The requirements themselves can be daunting, but so too is the prospect of enforcing compliance. For that, the DOL empowered the plaintiff’s …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » 3 Influencers Driving Today’s Fiduciary Best Practices

November 21, 2016 | Retirement Plans

As the Department of Labor (DOL) has redefined “investment advice,” they have undoubtedly accelerated the evolution of what it means to be a fiduciary. Regulators are but one of the three key influencers shaping best practices for new fiduciaries. Financial institutions are working aggressively …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Three Considerations For Small Business Owners When Implementing a Retirement Plan

November 17, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Business owners looking to implement a new qualified retirement plan—like a §401(k) plan or a cash balance plan—for the 2016 calendar year must have the plan document signed by 12/31/2016 for the earliest allowable effective date of 01/01/2016. Here are some important points to consider about …


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