Author Archives: Jeff Chang

Are Your Agency’s Retirement Plan Committee Meetings Subject to the Brown Act?

By Jeff Chang In addition to properly identifying your retirement plan fiduciaries, and substituting a knowledgeable administrative committee in place of your governing board or council, California local agencies also need to consider whether the meetings of their administrative committee … Continue reading

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Tips On Selecting a Retirement Plan Adviser When You Can’t Meet Them in Person

By Jeff Chang Over the past several months, we have seen a number of public agency clients struggle through the process of evaluating and selecting a retirement plan adviser based only on generic questionnaires, a few phone calls, and an … Continue reading

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Take Your Pick – Employees Allowed to Choose Between Future 401(a) Plan Contributions and Future HRA Contributions

By Jeff Chang A recently issued IRS private letter ruling may provide public agencies and their employees with another way to give employees more control over the types of retirement benefits they will eventually receive. As we previously reported, governmental … Continue reading

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The Differences Between Bundled and Unbundled Retirement Plan Servicing Arrangements

By Jeff Chang When it comes to retirement plan servicing arrangements for most public agencies, there are basically two flavors: bundled and unbundled. It is important for public plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries to understand the differences between these arrangements … Continue reading

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