Fulfill your legal obligations
As a sponsor of a retirement plan, your company has a fiduciary obligation to the beneficiaries of the plan. Being a fiduciary means you and your company are legally responsible (and personally liable) for maintaining a plan that has reasonable fees, appropriate investment choices, and is in the best interest of employees.
Employers are legally required to periodically monitor and review retirement plan providers
A Fiduciary Review of your retirement plan will benchmark your plan’s fees, performance, and investment options. The review will also help you understand your liability exposure and will help fulfill your legal obligation to monitor plan providers under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
What You’ll Learn With A Fiduciary Review
Purposeful SP will order a Retirement Plan Diagnostic from Advisor Lab, a leader in retirement plan benchmarking. We’ll then review the report with your company, helping you understand your liability and your fiduciary obligations. Sample Diagnostic
Appropriateness of Plan Investment Options
Poor investment options within a plan are a source of both liability and employee dissatisfaction. We’ll analyze the investment options within your plan to identify areas of strength and weakness. You’ll learn how your plan is structured and how it compares to other plan averages in:
Plan Net Annualized Return
Performance of Investment Options
Diversification Available Through Plan Investment Options
Underlying Investment Overlap
True Plan Cost for Employer & Employees
High plan fees are often the largest source of pain for both your company and your employees. Worse, high fees are a major factor in the lawsuits being brought against employers for their retirement plans. We’ll analyze the true cost of your plan and compare it to plan averages. You’ll learn:
Full Breakdown of Plan Fees
Benchmarked Expense Ratios and Other Fees of Investment Options
Commissions and Hidden Fees as Both Dollars and Percentage of Assets
Projection of Account ‘Losses’ to Fees
Overall Plan Effectiveness
One of the reasons you have a retirement plan is to attract, retain, and reward better employees. Unfortunately, many retirement plans aren’t fully fulfilling this promise. We’ll compare your company’s key effectiveness metrics against industry benchmarks and review potential areas of concern. You’ll learn how well your plan stacks up against competitors relating to:
Employee Participation Rate
Employee Utilization Rate
Employee Account Balance
Proper Fiduciary Delegation can
If you were surprised that your retirement plan is a source of company and personal liability, you can reduce your liability through proper delegation of your fiduciary duty. Learn more about your options to reduce your liability.
Even if you have delegated some of your fiduciary duties, your company always has the legal responsibility to monitor the plan providers. A Fiduciary Review helps demonstrate you are fulfilling your fiduciary obligation.
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