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Fees and Revenue

Should participants pay equally for the services they receive from their plan’s service providers rather than through Sub-TA or 12(b)(1) fees? (Fall 2013)
By Fred Barstein

Inside the Retirement Industry

There's only one list of the top wholesalers serving the DC industry. Check out NAPA's "Wingmen" list — and learn about what's behind it — here. (Spring 2015)
By Fred Barstein
What will the DC advisory practice of 2019 look like? (Winter 2014)
By Fred Barstein
With both parties eyeing 2016, will Washington 'work'? (Winter 2014)
By Nevin Adams
Expanding the private retirement system with auto IRAs will allow millions more workers to save for retirement at work without imposing a burden on the small employers they work for. (Fall 2014)
By John Iekel
As the DC market matures, a power struggle is emerging between record keepers and advisors. (Summer 2014)
By Fred Barstein
Featuring the top 50 plan advisors under age 40. (Summer 2014)
By John Iekel
Who Are the Top DC Industry Wholesalers – And Why? (Spring 2014)
By Fred Barstein
A look inside the Center for Behavioral Finance — and "Behavioral Finance 2.0". (Winter 2013)
By Robert L. Frick and Cathy Smith
NAPA’s list of the top 10 innovators in the DC industry. (Winter 2013)
By Fred Barstein
Meet the five people in Washington who will have the biggest impact on the future of the retirement industry. (Fall 2013)
By Fred Barstein

Practice Management

Innovative advisors are implementing new approaches to the decumulation phase of retirement. (Winter 2014)
By Bruce Shutan
With so many questions about 401(k) plans, it's no surprise that plan sponsors are turning to a tried and true technique that's been used for ages in other parts of the business world: the request for proposal (RFP). (Fall 2014)
By Steven Sullivan
Recruiting and retaining more female advisors can pay off in many ways — all of which are good for the future of your business. (Fall 2014)
By Sheri Fitts
The NAPA 401(k) SUMMIT continues on its path of growth and ascendancy. This year's event, already the largest annual gathering of 401(k) advisors, thought leaders and industry insiders, grew to nearly 1,500 attendees, drawn by the summit's general sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. (Summer 2014)
By John Iekel, John Ortman
FINRA's "reminder" that BDs consider and evaluate more than seven relevant factors to determine suitability when recommending a rollover looks a lot like the prudent process required of a fiduciary. (Summer 2014)
By Steven Sullivan
Teaming to provide defined contribution plan services is evolving – and thriving. (Spring 2014)
By Elayne Demby
Is making the move to a new broker dealer the right move for you? What factors are at play in the decision to make a change — and in making the move itself? (Fall 2013)
By Elayne Demby

Investment Management

Their own behavioral-finance issues can influence sponsors to forgo plan design changes. (Spring 2015)
By Judy Ward
Gamification revolutionizes the process of informing and motivating participants about retirement readiness. (Spring 2015)
By John Iekel
What can we learn from the policy and practice traits of plan sponsors who refuse to fall into the fund rotation trap? (Winter 2013)
By Jerry Bramlett

Sales Process Development

The biggest oversight in retirement planning. (Spring 2014)
By Gary Kleinschmidt
C-suite execs have a laser-like focus on cutting costs, growing revenues, delivering a return on investment to shareholders and retaining top talent. Selling them on a retirement plan strategy takes the same kind of focus on the advisor’s part. (Fall 2013)
By Bruce Shutan