Topic Archive: News

DWC in BenefitsPRO: Tax Bill Might Affect 401(k) Offerings

DWC | 12/6/17

The reconciliation of the tax reform bills working their way through Congress is prompting retirement industry experts to speak up. Many are expressing concern that the unintended consequence of the some of the proposed changes would create a disincentive for some business to offer or maintain 401(k) plans for their employees.

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DWC in Kiplinger: Three Common 401(k) Problems and How to Avoid Them

DWC | 10/30/17
Participants could potentially be losing a portion of their retirement savings due to some tricky 401(k) administrative issues. In a recent article for Kiplinger, DWC Managing Partner Keith Clark explains three of the basic areas participants can monitor to avoid having their funds unnecessarily drained over time.

Clark notes that most issues lie in the participant's lack of knowledge about eligibility, rampant fees, and company match calculations.

"Your 401(k) may be your biggest retirement asset," he writes. "When it comes to fees, contribution matches and eligibility, don't just trust: verify."

Clark provides readers with specific tips for catching these mistakes and additional reminders for how to do so. For example, he advises you to check your company match formulas to confirm that you're collecting your full company match rather than taking it at face value. 

Want more tips on how to properly track the condition of your 401(k)? Read Clark's article in Kiplinger to learn more.
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ASPPA Inaugurates DWC Partner Adam Pozek as 49th President

DWC | 10/23/17

ST PAUL, Minn. – October 23, 2017 - The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) inaugurated Adam C. Pozek, QPA, QKA, CPFA, as the new President of the organization during the October 22 opening session of the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD.

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DWC in Bloomberg BNA: Bitcoin Too Risky for 401(k)s?

DWC | 09/18/17

"Bitcoin may be the hottest thing going in the investment world, but 401(k) plan participants aren’t likely to see it on their regular investment menus anytime soon," writes Jasmine Ye Han in Bloomberg BNA.

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DWC in FiduciaryNews: The Rise and Fall of Corporate Pension Plans

DWC | 09/11/17

"Much has been written lamenting the near extinction of the corporate pension plan," Chris Carosa writes in a book excerpt posted to FiduciaryNews.com. "Are reports shaded by rose-colored glasses? Pension and retirement experts familiar with the history of defined benefit plans have a rather different view."

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DWC in Human Resource Executive Online: All About Exchange-Traded Fund Assets

DWC | 08/31/17

If exchange-traded fund assets are hot among individual investors, why are employers slow to add them as an option for employees?

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DWC in 401(k) Specialist: Trends to Watch in Plan Service

DWC | 08/23/17

"The 401(k) service sector has evolved considerably since its introduction in the Revenue Act of 1978," writes DWC Partner Keith Clark in 401(k) Specialist.

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DWC in FiduciaryNews: 401(k) Rollovers and Roth IRAs

DWC | 08/10/17

"To Roth or Not to Roth," that is the title question of Christopher Carosa's latest FiduciaryNews.com article about 401(k) rollovers.

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DWC in PLANADVISER: New Comparability Plans

DWC | 08/2/17

More and more small, professional companies are interested in new comparability, or cross-tested, plans.

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DWC in the Wall Street Journal: Target-Date Funds

DWC | 07/3/17

Even as target date funds have become staples in 401(k) investment menus, there continue to be questions about their appropriateness as participants approach retirement age. Is the target date meant to be to or through retirement? Is the participant ahead or behind his or her savings goal? These are questions participant should answer to determine whether to stay the course or consider an alternate asset allocation.

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