Our process
for building your plan

Taking care of your employees is emotionally and personally important to you – and to us. We know you care about your people and want them to be supported, so having a good plan in place is really important. At the start of our client relationship, we will set goals and objectives for these key areas – plan design and administration, compliance, employee education, and investment lineup.

Plan design and administration

To assess your current plan or design a new one consistent with your company philosophy and needs, we will conduct a plan analysis, help you identify your plan philosophy and then consult with you on the design and implementation of your plan.

We will also conduct provider analysis that measures benchmarking, outsourcing and cost management. To analyze and compare different plan providers, we look at fees, services and investments. We can help you negotiate fees, and offer an improved investment lineup and enhanced services. To assist you in reducing costs, we give greater consideration to service providers who engage in fee transparency. We will also advise you on your fiduciary status, roles and responsibilities and offer guidance for the compliance process.

Employee education

Having a high participation rate is an important objective for any company retirement plan. It’s why we are so committed to engaging and educating your employees. We conduct educational lunch-and-learns to disseminate general plan information and offer individual guidance to plan participants who reach out to us.

Investment lineup

Our goal is to structure your plan to deliver the best possible outcome for your participants. To this end, we will help write or review your Investment Policy Statement, coordinate its implementation with your plan provider, and revise it as changes are warranted. We will also review your investment options and performance, and provide ongoing reporting so you can monitor the progress of your plan over time.

We are proponents of open architecture and the flexibility, transparency and cost containment it can provide. Open architecture involves being able to add nonproprietary funds to a plan’s investment lineup. We also believe that including both active and passive funds allows for a more balanced investment approach.

A Plan Consultation

Let us analyze your current plan and compare it to industry benchmarks.

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