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If someone reading this knows of any advantage of having a 401k with an insurance company, please post a response

ONLY because you asked. There are just a couple of products that some (clearly not all) insurance companies can offer to a 401(k) plan; all of which are internal to the insurer as opposed to external product repurchase: GIC's, the equivalent of a REIT, some specialized bond / bond equivalent products.

All this being said, by no means am I supporter of insurance companies; further, the original poster should RUN (not walk) in the other direction.

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