Ask any business owner who offers a retirement plan, and you’ll likely hear it’s one of their most valuable benefits, one that simultaneously helps employees invest for retirement and serves as a reward and retention tool.
As employer, you may see other benefits as well, such as attracting prospective employees, improving employee morale and gaining tax advantages.
However, with these great rewards comes great responsibility for you as a plan fiduciary. What’s a fiduciary? Good question.
It’s a person or organization that owes to another the duties of good faith and trust. As a fiduciary to your retirement plan, that plays out as you evaluate and select suitable service providers, design and provide ongoing review of the plan’s investment choices, educate plan participants, and provide them disclosures.
There’s more. As a fiduciary you also are responsible for things like recordkeeping, legislative review and plan administration. With all this on your plate – and yes, it can be time consuming – you could use the help of a knowledgeable partner.
A financial advisor at Waddell & Reed understands the fiduciary responsibilities associated with your retirement plan and, importantly, can serve as a co-fiduciary, helping:
- Uncover and assess your needs.
- Seek out and evaluate proposals.
- Understand fees and expenses.
- Educate about your role as plan fiduciary and provide best practices.
Offering a retirement plan can be a healthy step – for your business, your employees and you. Do it with the help of a partner who is objective and committed to you.
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a retirement plan for your business.
Contact a Waddell & Reed financial advisor to guide you to the plan type that benefits your company, employees and you.
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