Category Archives: record-keeping

School District 403(b) Plans and Investment Selection

  When it comes to 403(b) plans of California school districts or charter schools, there is confusion about the ability of the sponsoring district or charter school to limit the participant’s ability to select a particular insurance provider for their … Continue reading

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What Happens to Participants’ 457(b) Deferral Elections When they Pass Away?

Just the other day, a public agency client contacted us to find out what to do with a participant’s 457(b) plan deferral election following the participant’s untimely death due to COVID. As with most cases, cities and special districts would … Continue reading

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Public Agencies May Need Help “Managing” Their Managed Account Offerings

Although financial industry reports reveal that more and more plan sponsors are offering managed account options, it is not clear that public agency 457(b) and 401(a) plan fiduciaries understand their responsibilities to select and monitor these investment options. Here, we … Continue reading

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Does Your Agency’s Plan Have Dormant Accounts That Should Be Paid Out?

Quite often, a review of the participant status within an agency’s 401(a) and 457(b) plans will reveal that the plans have a large number of dormant accounts – accounts relating to previously terminated, deceased, or divorced employees (who have divided … Continue reading

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Take a Closer Look at Your 401(a) and 457(b) Plans When You Change Providers

Previously, we have discussed a number of the do’s and don’ts of switching plan providers, such as investment advisors and recordkeepers. This post focuses on why plan sponsors, plan administrators and plan recordkeepers all should take greater care in reviewing … Continue reading

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