Our high touch, high availability approach enables us to take care of you and your plan

Our team of all-women financial advisors is passionate about service and retirement education. We are a product agnostic, neutral third party working exclusively in the specialized space of  employer-sponsored retirement plans. By helping you design a plan that suits the needs of your organization and your workforce, we help your plan committee so that everyone can effectively pursue their vision for retirement.  We implement the highest fiduciary standards while offering an appropriate mix of investment options, education and personalized counsel to your employees. 

Satisfying our customers' needs and building lasting relationships are the cornerstone of our firm's success. We serve as the single point of contact for you and your employees, handling communication with record keepers, investment managers and trustees of your retirement plan. Our robust approach saves you time, ensuring accessibility to and responsiveness from our team whenever you need us. We strive to make every experience, from a quick question during your work week to your quarterly review, enjoyable and beneficial for you and your team.

You can learn more about our team here.


Plan Committee Support

We help plan sponsors manage all risk, costs and time associated with your retirement plan. Determining the right levels of risk and return potential for you and your employees, along with providing  guidance on your fund utilization & investment mix, are a couple of ways in which we aim to consistently meet your needs. You can count on quarterly reviews and bi-annual meetings with our team. Plan design changes are made simple with our team of advisors.

Our holistic & personal approach coupled with customized consultative services support your unique needs:

  • Investment fiduciary education
  • Compliance & regulation assistance
  • Investment due diligence
  • Plan design optimization support
  • Fee bench-marking 
  • Fee levelization
  • Assistance with investment policy statement design and monitoring
  • Vendor negotiations and problem resolution support
  • Meeting minutes and documentation
  • Retirement readiness analysis
  • Request for Provider (RFP) vendor search

Whether your goal is to increase plan participation or simply increase awareness around the benefits available to your employees, 401k Plan Professionals aligns with your goals and works to showcase your organization's retirement plan as the true HR benefit that it is. 


Employee Education

Participant education is one of the keys to supporting retirement planning for your employees.  Each of our three advisors are experienced teachers in the retirement space, allowing 401k Plan Professionals to personally deliver a custom-designed education program tailored to connect to your employees. This retirement education is holistic, continuous and empowering while simultaneously shedding light on the value that your organization is bringing to your employees through your unique plan offerings.  

We work with employees across all industries and offer support and education at any level. Whether your workforce is blue collar, white collar, financially literate or still learning, our advisors aim to become a trusted resource for your plan participants. 

Your employees benefit from individualized investment concepts education designed to empower them to take a more active role in their financial future:

  • Custom presentations
  • Individual meetings
  • Group meetings
  • Calculators and digestible examples
  • Retirement needs analysis
  • Savings-level advice
  • Direct phone communication

Because education and the continuous dissemination of information is a top priority, we have a YouTube channel to serve as a resource for common questions 24/7. If there are any questions you'd like to see answered on our channel, please let us know, as we are constantly updating content for your benefit. You can also see our latest webinars and other educational material from our blog, here

 


Independent & Solely Focused on Retirement Plans

As independent advisors and a neutral third party, we focus solely on serving our clients and acting in your best interest. We provide support to help you manage your fiduciary liability and responsibility through our comprehensive processes designed to independently monitor your investments. Additionally, we assess reasonableness on fees with the goal of improving plan outcomes. We stand by our clients acting as an investment co-fiduciary, helping to ensure the fiduciaries are always looking out for the best interest of the participants.

We are passionate about this industry and it shows in the work we do. By anticipating your needs and staying proactive, we are able to work for our clients by helping you design an optimal plan for your employees. We present a wide range of tools to help you deliver the highest quality retirement programs, helping your employees effectively pursue their retirement goals.

 
 Our team of advisors: Jenna Witherbee, Jessica Ballin and Gina Buchholz

Our team of advisors: Jenna Witherbee, Jessica Ballin and Gina Buchholz