Is It Time to Benchmark Your Company’s Retirement Plan?
Just as we routinely replace the batteries in our smoke detectors, it's equally crucial to give your company's 401(k) plan the attention it deserves. Often, retirement plans are treated like a smoke detector with fading batteries – they're there, we know they're there, but unless there's an alarming beep, we don't really bother to examine them in detail. But just as you wouldn't overlook a chirping smoke detector, you shouldn't neglect your company's retirement plan, either. As a plan sponsor, it's vital to regularly review your retirement plan and benchmark for fees, services, and overall value.
Unlocking Tax Relief and Employee Appreciation: The Power of Profit Sharing
As a plan sponsor, one of your primary responsibilities is ensuring that your company's retirement plan operates smoothly and within the boundaries of compliance regulations. This is no small feat, especially when dealing with the complexities of a 401(k) plan. One of the ways to help enable hassle-free management is by maintaining neat and tidy records. This article will provide you with some practical tips and best practices on how to organize and document your fiduciary files.
Taking Clients Beyond the Quick Fix
A retirement plan is a critical business asset that should be part of any merger and acquisition review and plan. Taking the first steps may require a retirement advisor to collect data, assess coverage requirements, perform some aggregate testing and review compliance. Mergers create a need for a multi-plan conversion strategy. And retirement plans begin to work harder for your business with due diligence on the funds, the plan design and participant pricing and educational resources.