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After the close of each quarter, participants receive a copy of their account statement detailing the total vested account balance in their individual account. In addition to the quarterly statement, there needs to be information included regarding investments and diversification. The statement must indicate the following:
- Details on any limitations or restriction on participant direction
- Explanations regarding the importance of diversification
- Direction to the DOL website for further information on investing and diversification
Further information on diversifying and investing is found at this DOL site. Plan sponsors can also direct their participants to the SPD for details on the plan regulations and features.
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