Broker Check

Does Your 401K Work for Your Business?

October 10, 2023

For your business to succeed, you want the best people on your team, and a major part of attracting those people is a competitive benefits package. Does your retirement savings plan do the job?

Here’s a short checklist to help you determine whether your existing 401(k) plan is working for your business:

  1. Does your plan have a high plan participation rate?
  2. Are your employees happy with the plan?
  3. Are you confident your 401(k) plan includes the features that make it competitive?
  4. Do you have a good recordkeeping system?
  5. Is your reporting to government agencies adequate?
  6. Do you regularly have an outside professional review the plan?
  7. Do the investments in your plan provide enough diversification?
  8. Are you prepared for a Department of Labor or IRS audit?

If you answered "No" to any of these questions, give the office a call. Together we can review your 401(k) plan and recommend changes to better serve your business, employees and long-term business goals.

A diversified portfolio does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. Distributions from traditional employer sponsored retirement plans are taxed as ordinary income and, if taken prior to reaching age 59½, may be subject to an additional 10% IRS tax penalty.