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Leveraging Retirement Goals & Business Objectives in a 401(k) Plan

Financial advisors and retirement plan consultants work together with business owners and plan sponsors to develop qualified retirement plans that address the specific objectives of the owners and key executives. The retirement plan consultant may conduct an annual projected contribution analysis for an existing plan to determine if the defined contribution plan design (401k and/or profit sharing type) allows for contributions that would benefit the owners/partners on a tax deductible favorable basis.

2017-10-11T10:41:27+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: 401k Resources|Comments Off on Leveraging Retirement Goals & Business Objectives in a 401(k) Plan

Pro-Rata Participant Fees and Fee Transparency: A Recordkeeper’s Conundrum

What does it mean when fees are assessed "pro-rata"? The pro-rata method of assessing a fee is when the total fee amount is deducted proportionally from participant accounts. In terms of fee fairness, pro-rata fees will ensure that all participant fees are reasonable based on their account balance. In terms of fee clarity, a participant will never be able to verify or calculate their pro-rata fee, since they are only aware of their individual account balance and not the balances of other participants.

2017-08-10T14:28:40+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: 401k Resources|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Pro-Rata Participant Fees and Fee Transparency: A Recordkeeper’s Conundrum

RPG Consultants (Recordkeeper & TPA) is Certified to Industry Best Practices

CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has certified RPG Consultants of Valley Stream, NY as adhering to the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) Standard of Practice for Retirement Plan Service Providers. RPG Consultants (RPG) was among the first firms in the United States to successfully complete the independent certification process for recordkeepers, and has now earned the certification for the 6th consecutive year.

2017-07-07T12:09:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Comments Off on RPG Consultants (Recordkeeper & TPA) is Certified to Industry Best Practices

What do RPG Consultants, Fidelity Investments and Empower Retirement Have in Common?

RPG Consultants was invited to participate in the PLANSPONSOR magazine 2017 DC Recordkeeping survey along with Fidelity, Empower, Vanguard and other top recordkeepers in the industry. We are proud to say that in over 30 years of service and company growth, we continue to maintain the small-business mentality and personal client relationships as we rank with multi-billion dollar corporations. We are recognized in our industry for our unparalleled service, personalized solutions, client retention and success.

2017-06-27T12:24:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Comments Off on What do RPG Consultants, Fidelity Investments and Empower Retirement Have in Common?

Retirement Plan Rx (June 2017)

The latest news regarding retirement plans has centered around service provider fees.  While fees are a highly important aspect of managing an employer-sponsored retirement plan, they are not the only metric of your overall retirement plan's health. A low-cost retirement plan does not necessarily parallel a fruitful pension program for employees.  Studies show that since Social Security was never designed to fully fund an individual's retirement, employer-sponsored retirement plans have become an integral part of employees' overall financial plan for their future.  Relying so heavily on this one component should prompt any plan sponsor to ask one very straightforward question… How healthy is my company's retirement program?

2017-06-15T08:28:27+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement Plan Rx (June 2017)

What does it mean to be CEFEX-certified?

RPG Consultants is proud to be a CEFEX-Certified Recordkeeper and Third Party Administrator (TPA). We are one of less than 13 firms in the country to hold the certification for both TPA and Recordkeeping services. The CEFEX accreditation certifies that we conform generally to the Standard of Practice for Retirement Plan Service Providers, as defined by the American Society for Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and CEFEX (referred to as the Standard).

2017-05-08T15:35:25+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: 401k Resources|Comments Off on What does it mean to be CEFEX-certified?

Benefit Communications in an Electronic World (April 2017)

With communication mediums like email, text, and IM's becoming the standard in business industries worldwide, plan sponsors are becoming increasingly interested in abandoning paper processes for a more electronic means of communication with plan participants and beneficiaries. Since e-delivery is not an "all or nothing" prospect, this new approach presents itself as an accessible and easily implemented process with many advantages.

2017-04-06T08:20:41+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Newsletters/Bulletins|Comments Off on Benefit Communications in an Electronic World (April 2017)