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November 27, 2017

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Fiduciary Guidance Counsel created a topic in 401(k) Plans

Is there a choice of "3(16)" service providers?

Some recordkeepers and third-party administrators offer to provide services for a 401(k) plan not merely as a contract service provider but also by expressly accepting responsibility as an appointed fiduciary for a specified set of plan-administrator (not investment manager) functions. Business jargon seems to use "3(16)" as a label for this kind of service. If a plan sponsor wants to engage this service, is there a meaningful choice of providers? Or is the number that offer this service so few that an employer faces little choice?
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Bumppo23 created a topic in Retirement Plans in General

411(d)(6) protected benefits; forms of distributions/alternatives of distributions

Does an early retirement age serve as a 411(d)(6) protected alternative form of benefit? Perhaps someone has a helpful list of 411(d)(6) protected benefits.
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