Calculating 401(k) Plan Costs

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Types of Fees

There are typically four types of 401(k) plan fees.


Fees paid to a plan advisor for investment management, fiduciary services, vendor management and employee support.


Also called “Fund Fees,” these fees are associated with investments within a plan.


Fees paid to a record keeper and a third-party administrator (TPA) for the day-to-day plan operations.


Fees paid for audits or legal counsel to help you comply with laws and regulations.

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