Fiduciary Rules for 401(k) Plans FAQs
What is a 401(k) plan?
A 401(k) plan is a retirement plan offered by an employer designed to help employees save for retirement.
What are fiduciary rules for 401(k) plans?
A fiduciary to a 401(k) plan is required to act in the best interest of their clients. They must:Carry out their duties prudently, adhere to the plan documentation, make diverse investments, and pay only reasonable plan expenses.
What is the difference between a Roth 401(k) and traditional 401(k)?
With a Roth 401(k), taxes are paid as money is put into the retirement account. With a traditional 401(k), taxes are paid as money is taken out.
Are there other retirement savings plans other than a 401(k) plan?
Alternatives to 401(k) plans include traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, pension plans (if your employer offers one), and 403(b) retirement plans for employees of non-profit organizations.
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