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401(k) Real Talk Episode 108: June 5, 2024

Open, honest and candid discussion about the DOL fiduciary rule, Merrill's data breach, in-plan annuities and more.

Welcome to this week’s edition of 401(k) Real Talk, where Fred Barstein, contributing editor for’s RPA channel, reviews all of last week’s industry news and selects the five most important/interesting stories.

  1. Another day, another lawsuit filed against the DOL fiduciary rule
  2. DOL fiduciary rule could effect HSAs
  3. Missouri warns advisors about use of third-party tech firms that allow them to access clients’ accounts
  4. Merrill announces participant data breach
  5. LIMRA research claims plans and participants are ready for in-plan annuities

Worth reading/listening to:

  1. New School’s Theresa Ghilarducci claims current retirement asset pool not nearly enough
  2. OneDigital CIO opines about the prospects of in-plan retirement income
  3. New fiduciary rule protects plans as well as participants
  4. Many sponsors do not have implementation plans for SECURE 2.0
  5. Forfeiture lawsuit moves forward


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