Monday, February 11, 2008
The new regulations may be helping the IRS to track 403(b) plans better, but it is at the expense of teachers retirement. In Texas, even fewer low-cost providers are showing up on the approved statewide vendor list, meaning higher fees for participants and lower account balances at retirement. The new regs are having the short term affect of solidifying the high-cost, non-fiduciary based products as the ones that are offered. I hope this will change as the years pass.