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MEP Reform: Is it Necessary? A Rebuke
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[Opinion]
Dec. 11, 2014
"[T]he only 'MEP' Reform really needed is a modest change to the Form 5500 rules which would permit employers which aggregate their investments and allocations to also pool their Form 5500s.... Those who are familiar with the small end of the 401(k) market know of the pressure to adopt proprietary funds with the highest expense loads; the limited access to competing fund families; the lack of affordable expertise; and the often-lousy level of services which accompany the lack of scale.... [S]mall employers do need to be able access the buying power which is only available with scale, and it is still far too hard for them to obtain. The question is how it will most effectively be done."

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