Six New Year’s Resolutions 401k Plan Sponsors Should Make

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

I hope that 2016 was a great year for you and that 2017 will be even better!

A few changes can make your good 401k plan into a great one. To help your 401k plan achieve greatness, consider making the following 401k plan improvements by year-end: [Read more…]

Should Your 401k Plan Offer ESG Investment Options?

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PSI Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

At the very least, your Investment Committee should have a discussion about the topic. Here’s why. [Read more…]

Five 401k Plan Improvements You Should Make This Year

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PSI Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

Welcome to 2016! I hope you had a joyous and restful holiday season. Now it’s back to work!

I believe that every plan sponsor should resolve to consider making the following 2016 401k improvements to their plan: [Read more…]

Top Ten 401k Plan Trends

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

What will those progressive plan sponsors who wish to maintain leading edge 401k plans be doing in 2016? Read on below to learn the top ten 401k trends for 2016. [Read more…]

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your 401k Plan

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

After working with thousands of 401k plans over a nearly 30-year consulting career, I have consistently run into a relatively small number of easily fixable problems that can make a big difference in many 401k plans. Check out this list of suggested low-cost 401k plan improvements. [Read more…]

Congress Should Consider These Eight 401k Plan Fixes

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

As Congress continues to explore ways of making our retirement system stronger, legislators should consider the 401k plan fixes outlined below. I have ranked these suggestions from 1 to 10 (with 10 being a major impact) based upon how I feel the fix would impact participant retirement readiness: [Read more…]

Plan Sponsors — Get Started Now On January 1 401k Plan Changes

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

If your performance plan for this year shows that you need to review your 401k plan fees and/or providers, now is the time to get started. Most plan sponsors who decide to make changes like to have those new features in place by January 1 of the new plan year.

What should you be sure to review? [Read more…]

Best 401k Plans Have These Six Features

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By Robert C. Lawton, AIF, CRPS, President, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

Each year Brightscope, an independent financial information company that aggregates retirement plan data, releases a list of what it believes are the best 401k plans. Following are the six plan features that Brightscope says result in a 401k plan receiving a high ranking, along with my comments on each feature. [Read more…]