401(k)s are often the most over-looked aspect of running a business. Employers know they need one to attract qualified people, but they don’t have the time to do the research to compare plans and determine whether the plan is the right fit for their employees. Whether you have three employees or three thousand, we are committed to helping you provide an affordable, personalized retirement savings plan to your employees.
SIMPLIFY AND STREAMLINE
We take the hassle out of offering a 401(k) plan. We’ve partnered with Riskalyze and Vestwell to streamline the 401(k) investing process by offering fully transparent fee structures, low cost investment options, and a modern user experience to make investment selection and beneficiary designation a painless task. We’ll take care of all the hard parts for you—onboarding, administration, payroll deduction automation, recordkeeping, investment management, and compliance. You can focus on your business, and we’ll take care of your 401(k) plan.
LOWER YOUR FEES
We believe in total fee transparency. Our model is designed very intentionally to do three specific things:
Make it affordable for employers to offer a 401(k) without hiding any fees in the fine print.
Keep fees low for employees, in addition to providing advising, so they can save as much money as possible.
Charge enough so that we don’t cut corners in the administration and security of your 401(k).
REDUCE YOUR RISK
There is a small proviso buried in the fine print of most 401(k) provider contracts that makes the employer the fiduciary for the plan (known as a 3(21) fiduciary). This means that the investment adviser can put employees into expensive funds (for which the adviser receives generous kickbacks) with high fees, but you (the employer) are on the hook for those fees if they are deemed “too high” and in the event of underperforming investments. Employers have, in fact, been found legally liable for poorly run, overpriced 401(k) plans. Less than 20% of 401(k) plans on the market list the adviser as the fiduciary. Instead, those plans offload that risk to employers.
Learn more about our investment philosophy.
PUT US TO THE TEST
Curious how your plan compares? We can provide you with a complete benchmarking report for your current plan and give you a side by side comparison of the plan services, investment options, and expenses.
Contact us to learn more.