We launched our Corporate Retirement Services division in 2013 to support business owners in their efforts to provide adequate retirement benefits to their employees as well as succession planning strategies for the business owner(s) and key employees.  Together with our partners, we provide and coordinate the following services for our business clients:

  • Retirement plan selection, design and implementation
  • Retirement plan management
  • Coordination of recordkeeping and third party administration
  • Development and implementation of an Investment Due Diligence process for keeping your plan in compliance with ERISA.
  • Plan provider fee benchmarking
  • Plan Sponsor education (Are you managing your fiduciary roles and responsibilities?)
  • Creation of an engaging employee retirement education plan
  • Coordination of employee health care benefits
  • Key man insurance

We are your 401(k) success consultant˚

 

The complexity of the 401(k) landscape has continued to increase. The Department of Labor is in the process of strengthening the definition of “fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Recent market volatility has brought increased litigation and Department of Labor audits are up substantially. As the Plan Sponsor of your company's 401(k) plan, it is imperative that you understand and adhere to the following core fiduciary responsibilities:

  • act solely in the interest of participants and beneficiaries
  • pay only reasonable plan expenses
  • diversify the plan’s investments
  • carry out all duties prudently
  • follow the plan document

As the advisor to your company’s 401(k) plan, it is our goal to help you simplify this process and coordinate the other plan service providers.  This will include the following services:

  • analyze and benchmark your providers fees and services to be in compliance with 408(b)(2) requirements
  • create an effective Investment Policy Statement
  • develop and implement an ongoing investment due diligence process for keeping your plan in compliance with ERISA
  • analyze plan design features and tax strategies that will benefit the owners, highly compensated employees and lesser compensated employees
  • create an ongoing and engaging participant education program to improve employee participation rates and help employees ensure a successful retirement income
A small team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything.
— Simon Sinek

You rely on your employees to keep your business moving.  In return, you feel a strong desire as the business owner to maximize your company's retirement plan for your employee's benefit and employee retention.

As the advisor to your company's retirement plan, we will work with you to maximize the plan's design features for the benefit of your employees and create an ongoing and engaging educational process to improve employee participation rates and help employees create a lasting retirement income source.

Our goal is to reinforce your commitment to your employees through the use of the following strategies and solutions:

  • Creation of an Education Policy Statement
  • Scheduling one-on-one meetings with participants
  • Implementation of automated plan design features to increase participant savings
  • Periodic newsletters and timely email alerts
  • Retirement income planning and transition services for employees nearing retirement
  • Communication of new or updated plan design features, services and legislative developments that could impact retirement planning