Assisting Businesses

Plan Review Services

The fact that a plan sponsor has many responsibilities is not news to you. Few people understand the complexities and management involved with successfully administering millions of dollars in retirement plan assets. But you do. It’s your job.

But even people whose job it is to administer a company-sponsored retirement plan need expert assistance. The problem however, is finding someone to give independent, unbiased information. Someone that can help you analyzes the many parts of your plan and identify where you need to focus your attention.

That is why we created the Retirement Plan Evaluator – to provide information that allows you to easily determine the strengths and weaknesses of your existing plan. The Retirement Plan Evaluator covers 5 areas:

  • Plan Design and Procedures
  • Recordkeeping, Testing and Reporting
  • Plan Expenses
  • Investment Performance
  • Industry Standards

 

Search Related Services

When it is time for a search, plan sponsors agree on one fact: it is an extremely difficult, time consuming task and no one wants to do it. The typical method used involves inviting several vendors to provide proposals and presentations. You listen to all of their marketing hype and spin. Simply put: they promote their strengths, hide their weaknesses and you are left to wonder what they didn’t tell you. What if you could have someone to do all of the leg work for you? You can! We offer an exhaustive, systematic approach that examines all the industry has to offer based upon your plan’s specific needs. By focusing on the vendor’s actual capabilities – both good and bad, we provide objective information that a sales process will not identify. We bring you accurate, meaningful results so that you have exactly what you need to compare your options without the wasted time and aggravation.


Investment Planning

One of the most challenging responsibilities that plan fiduciaries face is the proper management of the plan’s investments. The plan sponsor must continually assess whether the investments offered by the plan continue to be appropriate.

Our retirement plan solution provides you a clear and concise investment process. This customized process sets forth the parameters and procedures for monitoring and making decisions regarding plan investments. Our formal process helps you to design an Investment Policy Statement that fits your plan.

By following our unique process, Plan Sponsors gain the knowledge that appropriate, consistent decisions are being made.


Compliance Related Services

Full plan compliance is very complex and ERISA’s requirements are extensive. Some issues simply fall through the cracks while others have never been addressed. We have taken the time to develop a solution that prevents problems, addresses unknown issues and deals with common difficulties. As advisors to your plan we acknowledge our co-fiduciary responsibilities and our thorough services are designed to provide full plan compliance.


Communication and Education

We design communication and education programs that are tailored to your employees, your unique culture, past campaigns and objectives.

We start from scratch – no material off the shelf – just a proven track record. During our on-site educational meetings, we speak directly to your employees, teaching practical concepts that are easily understood. We also provide your employees and executives one-on-one consultations with a Certified Financial Planner® so that their specific questions can be addressed confidentially.

For our plan sponsors, we provide vital communication services. We serve as your primary vendor liaison – conveying changes with the industry, documenting, and following-up on every issue. For your plan committee meetings, we will compile data, present the current status of the plan, and address all critical issues. If you need us we will be standing right beside you.