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A safe harbor 401(k) plan can provide significant benefits for employers. Don’t miss out on this option; now is a great time to determine if it could be a good fit!    Benefits of Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans:  Owner deduction and savings of $19,500 from income ($26,000 if age 50), regardless of employee participationMay allow...
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3(16) fiduciary services are rapidly gaining popularity in the retirement industry. But why? What do these services entail? Are they worth the investment for plan sponsors? We’ll cover these topics in the following post. What are 3(16) fiduciary services? When a business owner sets up a retirement plan, they are held legally responsible for the...
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Which model is a better fit for you? Employers may choose to “bundle” multiple services for their retirement plans with one provider, or select two or more specialist service providers in an “unbundled” arrangement. In a bundled approach, the recordkeeper performs tasks typically reserved for the third-party administrator (TPA). Alternatively, an unbundled retirement plan combines...
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We work with payroll companies, both large and small, throughout the country. These companies help employers manage their payroll with great tools and resources. However, they are not retirement plan experts. So, before employers jump in with a payroll provider for retirement plan administration, it’s important to consider all the facts.  In this post, we’ll...
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If you live in California or Illinois, you might be very familiar with state-sponsored retirement plans. In fact, many other states have also implemented these programs and several others are contemplating jumping on the bandwagon.  Why do these programs exist? Why are they growing in popularity? What other options do employers have for retirement plans?...
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