What We Provide

Plan Design

The Avantax Retirement Plan ServicesSM solution allows you to focus on your business while we manage daily administration. We provide consulting for all aspects of retirement plan administration. You are supported every step of the way by a team of dedicated experts with retirement plan services experience, including onboarding specialists, relationship managers, investment professionals, and compliance experts. We handle all aspects of administration, including:

  • Employee enrollment
  • Payroll contribution monitoring
  • Loan administration
  • Withdrawal processing
  • Employee eligibility
  • Tax reporting
  • Vesting calculations
  • QDRO validation
  • Daily account valuation
  • Match and profit-sharing calculations
  • Customized requests
 

 

Liability & Fiduciary Protection

Offering a retirement plan can be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make for your employees as a business owner. Managing the plan is key to the plan’s success now and in the future. Identifying a partner who can manage all aspects of administration and decision making is key. At Avantax Retirement Plan Services, we are certified to handle the risk associated with plan administration and investment management. Our team is prepared to provide plan design consultation, regulatory monitoring, contribution monitoring, comprehensive compliance testing, auditor support and loan verification. We also will handle distribution and vesting calculations, eligibility calculations, and contribution calculations. Our team prepares and submits Form 5500, manages and monitors investments and does Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) validation.

Liability is reduced by partnering with us because we offer high levels of protection.

  • Fiduciary manager on plan assets as a delegated 3(38) investment manager
  • Providing participant investment advice through our financial advisor team serving as 3(21) fiduciaries
  • Service administration through 3(16) fiduciary oversight
  • Comprehensive regulatory compliance advice and regulatory monitoring
 
 

 

Employee Education

We understand the value of your employees; in fact, we treat them as members of our own team. Whether through one-on-one consultation or providing account maintenance, our team is here for your employees. Your employees will receive customized investment advice and guidance to help them meet their individual financial goals and independence. Our team stands ready to assist with rollover accounts, loan and withdrawal options, contributions, investments, and questions related to social security. Additional services include:

  • Personalized investment advice and education
  • One-on-one education support
  • Participant web portal
  • Local financial advisor support
  • Dedicated service consultant with a personal approach
  • Customized actively managed asset allocation models
  • Retirement readiness calculator
  • Ongoing annual employee education
  • Social security consulting

 

Retirement Account Investment Management

Asset allocation models for retirement accounts are actively managed by a knowledgeable Avantax Planning PartnersSM Investment Advisory Committee. The committee is held responsible and takes on risk for the selection, monitoring, and removal of funds through the investment process. We have a customized approach to actively managed asset allocation models. Our asset allocation models provide a simple way for participants to select an investment portfolio that meets their risk preferences and retirement planning objectives. Along with asset allocation models, Avantax Retirement Plan Services offers an open architecture platform and self-directed brokerage options.

 

Asset allocation does not assure or guarantee better performance/profit and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses in declining markets.