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Articles by Bill McClain

The Open Option

February 29, 2008
In 401(k) plans, utilizing an arrangement known as open investment architecture gives plan sponsors freedom to choose investment options without worrying about the impact of administrative fees. So why haven’t we been using it all along?
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Disclosure Gone Wild

September 11, 2007
Retirement plan participants may well scratch their heads when they read the various disclosure notices weighing down the distribution paperwork and summary plan descriptions of their defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans. With new requirements on the horizon, it’s time for employers to transform mandated disclosure into truly helpful communication.
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