TYPES OF 401(k) PROVIDERS
A plan sponsor hires three different types of providers to manage their 401(k) plan. Each provider plays a unique role within your small business's retirement plan.
A plan advisor helps the plan sponsor and participants with plan and investment management. Hire the plan advisor first to help coordinate selection of the TPA and recordkeeper.
A recordkeeper keeps track of the contribution types in the retirement plan. The recordkeeper also maintains the plan website, and distributes plan statements.
Third Party Administrator
A TPA takes care of certain administrative aspects of the plan. For example, the TPA maintains the plan document, performs annual compliance testing, and prepares the Form 5500.
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How to Shop for a Plan Advisor
Watch this short video from a Fisher Retirement Plan Specialist to learn how to shop for the right advisor for your business's retirement plan.