Use 401k Easy Online to Run Your Clients' 401k Plans
You can use a slightly modified 401k Easy Online system to handle your clients' 401k plan administration with the same ease and efficiency granted to our traditional self-service 401k Easy Online customers. Read on, or simply contact us for details.
- As a certified public accountant, you qualify to purchase 401k Easy Online at a 5% discount.
- You can develop custom portfolios (see below).
- You'll enjoy the same plan-specific system customization that enables our small business clients to run their 401k plans in less than 15 minutes a month, on average.
- Your clients will supply you with their monthly payroll and census data, and you will process the data using specially customized 401k Easy Online plan administration software.
- You will act as liaison between your clients and the investment company(ies) and/or brokerage account company(ies) they have chosen for their 401k plans.
- If you are an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor, you will earn ALL investment fees generated by your clients' plans; we NEVER take a cut.
- You get all of 401k Easy Online's great automated and plan-specific features, so running your clients' plans is quick and efficient.
- 401k Easy Online lets you offer your clients valuable services such as monthly plan compliance testing and monthly participant account statements. Because the services are highly automated within 401k Easy Online and included free of charge, offering them to your clients costs your company little more than a few seconds of labor time.
- Your clients receive a quality plan that has all the flexibility and per-company customization features of a self-run 401k Easy Online plan with the luxury of having you handle the data processing and investment company interaction.
Have Your Clients Run Their Own 401k Plans Using 401k Easy Online With You as the Designated Investment Advisor
With 401k Easy Online you have the option of using our customized 401k systems to run your clients' 401k plans from your offices or having each client run its own 401k plan from its own office — with you collecting any asset-based investment fees either way.
- What could be easier? You refer the client to us, we create a 401k plan and plan administration system specific to your client's needs and funding investments of your recommendation to the client, the client handles its own plan administration and you'll collect all asset-based fees.
Your clients can receive a discount on purchasing 401k Easy Online, too, if you register with us as an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor (see below) and/or as a Referral Partner (see our Referral Partner page). SEC-Registered Investment Advisors receive a 5% discount on 401k Easy Online purchases they make (a savings they can pass onto their clients in reduced 401k administration fees, for instance); Referral Partners earn $100 per system purchased by their clients, or they can choose to qualify each client to receive a $100 rebate on its purchase of 401k Easy Online.
- You must be registered with us as an SEC-Registered Business Alliance Partner (go to SEC Partner registration) and/or Referral Partner (go to Referral Partner registration) before the purchase is made for you (or your clients) to be eligible for the applicable discounts and rebates.
- Joining any of the 401k Easy Online Business Alliance Programs is absolutely FREE and puts you under no obligation to refer any client to us.
- We never ask you to divulge any client information beyond that specific to an order actually being placed, and we never market related — or unrelated — systems to your clients.
SEC-Registered Investment Advisors Receive a 5% Discount on 401k Easy Online
401k Easy Online is licensed annually, with the online software and companion materials updated each year in light of 401k regulatory changes as well as technological advances. Each client pays...
- A one-time, non-refundable, first-year-only 401k plan setup and software customization fee of $995. No discounts are given on this fee.
- An annual license fee that is based on plan size. For instance, a plan serving 1 to 4 employees costs just $1195 a year, one serving 5 to 10 employees costs $1295 a year, and one serving 16-20 employees costs $1695 a year. The plans you administrate will receive a 5% discount on this annual fee EVERY YEAR.
Please visit our Pricing page to view a complete price list and read about related information (such as free technical support).
Custody of 401k Assets
401k Easy Online is the retail version of 401k Enginuity, our wholesale system offered to plan providers and advisors. The 401k Enginuity administration and record keeping platform is the most economical and efficient way an advisor can provide a branded, full-feature 401k to his or her clients. For specifics and wholesale pricing information please go to www.401kenginuity.com. In addition to offering advisors economical and comprehensive third-party 401k administration and record keeping, we offer 401k asset custody at the following financial institutions:
- Charles Schwab
- Fidelity Brokerage
- Pershing Advisor Solutions
- TD Ameritrade/Fiserv
We can easily add other custodians to the list. Please phone us at (800) 660-0050 for specifics and a quote.
Develop Custom Portfolios
It is now possible within 401k Easy Online for investment advisors to offer their clients custom portfolios of no-load mutual funds. For a detailed and comprehensive description of this new service for financial advisors, please see portfoliosetup.com.
- The advisor names and "brand" four or more desired custom portfolios within 401k Easy Online. For example:
[Your Custom Portfolio Name: Growth]
T Rowe Price Growth = 35%
Vanguard Growth = 65%
[Your Custom Portfolio Name: Balanced]
Fidelity Balanced = 40%
Vanguard Balanced = 45%
Oppenheimer Balanced = 15%
[Your Custom Portfolio Name: Bond]
Pimco = 25%
Vanguard Stable = 25%
Vanguard Index Bond = 50%
[Your Custom Portfolio Name: World]
MFS World = 10%
Vanguard Overseas = 65%
Fidelity World = 25%
- Plan participants then select from the custom portfolios the advisor has created within 401k Easy Online.
- The system suppresses the standard investment selection feature. Participants cannot make investment changes nor see the actual names of the mutual funds the advisor is using to construct the custom portfolios.
- The advisor's assistant manually sets up investments on behalf of each participant in correlation with advisor's custom portfolio guidelines and the participant's portfolio selection. The advisor's assistant manually updates investment selections as needed to conform to changes in portfolio percentages and/or no-load fund selections.
- The participant's 401k Easy Online statement uses the custom portfolio name created by the advisor in listing the true market value of the investments.
Join the 401k Easy Online SEC-Registered Investment Advisors Program
Please complete the below regarding your qualifications to join our 401k Easy Online SEC-Registered Investment Advisors Program. A representative will contact you about using 401k Easy Online to run your clients 401k plans. Completing the below IN NO WAY obligates you to purchasing anything, nor will we ever ask you to divulge any client information beyond that pertinent to specific orders for 401k systems), and know that we do not share information you submit (read our Privacy Pledge on our Legal Notes page).