Six Best Practices for Retirement Plan Sponsors Outlined in New Lockton Report

Reducing Compliance Headaches from 401K Plans

Mar 22, 2011, 15:58 ET from Lockton

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers and their executives face significant potential liability and risk when they operate a retirement plan for their employees, warns Lockton in a new Lockton retirement services report issued today.

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The retirement services report, Fiduciary Risk Mitigation: Six Best Practices for Retirement Plan Sponsors notes that, "Individual fiduciaries may be found personally liable for a fiduciary breach."

According to the Lockton paper, written by two of the independent and privately owned broker's retirement plan consulting experts, Steve Kjar and Jessica Skinner, there are six "best practices" that can help employers and executives avoid the most challenging risks.  "These best practices reduce the liability of both plan sponsors and individual fiduciaries."

The Lockton retirement services report is at http://www.lockton.com/Insights-And-Publications/White-Papers/Fiduciary-Risk-Mitigation-Six-Best-Practices-for-Retirement-Plan-Sponsors

Lockton provides a range of retirement plan consulting and advisory services to plan sponsors.  Lockton serves more than 800 qualified and non-qualified plans accounting for more than $12 billion in assets under management.

The paper concludes: "Fiduciary risk mitigation, simply put, is the application of best practices in the administration of your plan. Implementing these best practices will reduce the liability of the plan sponsor and individual fiduciaries, while at the same time creating a more efficient and effective plan for you and your participants."

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