Best Practices In 403(b) Plan Design: Carpe Diem

To comply with the final 403(b) regulations, the 2009 rush to adopt a written plan document left many plan sponsors with little time to evaluate and determine if their plan design was consistent with their objectives. In this period of post-regulatory change, retirement plan advisors have an opportunity to encourage and guide plan sponsors through an in-depth evaluation of their plan's design. At a minimum, the evaluation should ensure plan provisions reflect their operational approach and support efforts to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. To help sponsors meet their current and future needs, this carpe diem panel will provide guidance on how to approach plan sponsors, including tools and resources for guiding sponsors through the design and communication of subsequent changes


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Brodie Wood
Nonprofit VP & National Practice Leader
Diversified Investment Advisor

Brodie Wood is a VP of Sales and the National Practice Leader for Diversified’s Not-For-Profit Division. In this capacity, Mr. Wood leads the company’s not-for-profit sales, product development efforts and manages the Western Regional Sales Team. Prior to his current role, Brodie was the VP of Diversified’s Participant Counseling Organization. This organization is dedicated to delivering employee education, assisting with asset consolidation and retirement planning. Prior to joining Diversified in 2008, Mr. Wood worked for Fidelity Investments in several capacities over a ten year period. Brodie earned his Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Spanish and Business from Utah State University. He has also completed his Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University in 2002. In addition to his CRPC designation, Brodie holds FINRA’s Series 26, 7 and 63 licenses.

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