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Guide to Retirement Plans (210 KB, PDF)
The Guide to Retirement Plans helps an advisor identify the best type of plan to meet the needs of his or her clients and provides a comparison of many types of plans in an easy-to-read chart

Fiduciary Focus: The New Fee Disclosure Under ERISA White Paper (352 KB, PDF)
The long-awaited rule on ERISA 408(b)(2) will be final and effective on July 16, 2011. This paper briefly discusses the new rule and some of the issues that advisers who have retirement plan business should consider.

Fiduciary Focus: What Advisors Should Know About the New Fee Disclosure Under ERISA Quick Guide (191 KB, PDF)
This short, summary brochure gives an at-a-glance overview of the new rule on ERISA 408(b)(2) and gives some suggestions for how to prepare for the rule.

Fiduciary Focus: The New Fee Disclosure Under ERISA %u2013 The Opportunity (188 KB, PDF)
This short, summary brochure gives an at-a-glance overview of the new rule on ERISA 408(b)(2) and discusses business building opportunities that you may encounter as a result of the rule.

Presenting the Fiduciary Plan Checklist (116 KB, PDF)
This one-page companion resource to the Fiduciary Checklist for Retirement Plans will help advisors present the checklist to their plan sponsor clients. The one pager gives advisors some key points to highlight when presenting the checklist

Using Lessons from Behavioral Finance for Better Retirement Plan Design (158 KB, PDF)
This resource outlines several retirement saving behaviors, examines why employees behave this way and details the results of these behaviors. Once these are shared, an advisor can walk through suggestions about how to create a plan design to address the behavior, the intended result of these plan design actions and their benefits to the participant and the plan sponsor

401(k) Pre-Approach Prospecting Tools: Telephone Script (133 KB, PDF)
Getting started in the 401(k) Plan market is easier than you may think. You can use this telephone script to help you plan the call and guide your conversation.

401(k) Pre-Approach Prospecting Tools: Letter Template (69 KB, PDF)
Getting started in the 401(k) Plan market is easier than you may think. You can use this introductory letter template to help you get your foot in the door. The template may be re-typed on your letterhead and sent to plan sponsors.

What You Need to Know About the New 403(b) Regulations and Market (143 KB, PDF)
The long-awaited 403(b) regulations have changed the way 403(b) plans are designed and administered. This resource highlights some of the most significant items of the new regulations and how they will affect your clients%u2019 403(b) plans.

Wall Street Journal - Fund Comparison Tool

This tool allows you to submit up to twenty-five Fund Ticker Symbols separated by spaces, then choose an attribute to compare.

 

Employee Benefit Advisor

The Employee Benefit Advisor Website has loads of information about retirement and welfare plans.

 

IRS Retirement Plans Navigator

There are Lots of Benefits (.pdf file) for you and your employees in setting up a retirement plan. Get information on common retirement plan options to help you choose a plan right for your business. If you already have a retirement plan, get information on maintaining that plan and correcting common plan errors. 

Choosing a Retirement Solution

With the helpful tools and straightforward facts you'll find in this site -- along with our interactive Choose a Plan section -- choosing and implementing the right retirement plan is easier than you might think. By the AICPA