Consulting Services

Our Commitment to you:

To serve as your trusted adviser so that your executive team enjoys the peace of mind that your retirement plan is commensurate with the values and objectives of the corporation. Our service model in concert with the resources of the nation's largest and most trusted providers allows your staff to devote 100% of their focus to your core business.

 

 

1. Vendor and fund manager search

  • Assess goals for 401(k) plan
  • Draft RFP and manage information gathering process
  • Evaluate providers
  • Present recommendations to committee

2. Investment Process Management

  • Assist in the development and management of investment policy statement (IPS)
  • Implement unbiased invesment selection and monitoring processes 
  • Assist Investment Committee is selecting appropriate investment menu
  • Conduct regular fund reviews and benchmarking, present to committee
  • Evaluate Target Date / Risk based asset allocation options
  • Implement stategic Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA)

3. Plan Administration

  • Ensure accuracy
  • Decrease administrative costs
  • Reduce staff burden

4. Fiduciary Compliance and liability reduction

  • Implement processess to assist in adherence to DOL fiduciary requirements
  • Regularly review and report results to Plan Sponsor/Fiduciaries

5. Employee Education and Communications

  • Initial 401(k) Introduction and Enrollment
  • Regularly Scheduled 401(k) Enrollments for new-hires and previously waived
  • Financial management workshops available to all employees & spouses
  • Improved plan participation and increased contributions
  • Cutting edge online enrollment and asset allocation tools

6. Ongoing fee evaluations and service provider management

  • Ensure all fees are resonable and fully disclosed
  • Benchmark current fees to industry standards
  • negotiate fee reductions with current providers where necessary
  • Accountability for your complete satisfaction with all service providers