Limiting the 401(k) Finder’s Fee

Fred Reish was quoted in a New York Times article on June 21. The article, titled, “Limiting the 401(k) Finder’s Fee” takes a look into the fees behind employee’s 401(k)’s as they begin to replace pensions.

A series of lawsuits are making their way through the courts, which have raised questions about whether employees are being overcharged for their accounts. The lawsuits and new federal rules have helped bring fees down to a more reasonable level. While some employers have begun to adopt arrangements with less fees that more clearly separates what they are paying for, fees that workers pay can still vary widely and be hard to recognize or understand.

“It’s unfortunate that it took litigation to focus attention on costs, but it has,” said Fred.

The link to the article can be found on the Drinker Biddle website, here.

The views expressed in this article are the views of Fred Reish, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Drinker Biddle & Reath.

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