AZTC 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan
Did you know that the Council has partnered with Empower and the UBS Institutional Consulting Group to offer a 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) to our members? By opting into this plan, you can enjoy all the advantages and flexibility of a stand-alone plan while avoiding the expenses, fiduciary liabilities and administrative headaches associated with sponsoring your own plan. The Council’s 401(k) offers institutional low-cost investments, the elimination of paperwork and reporting, minimal plan maintenance, flexible plan features and customizable plan design options.
Arizona Technology Council 401(k) MEP Plan highlights
- No annual audit
- Cost savings on the investments
- No individual Form 5500 reporting
- Minimal plan maintenance
- Flexible plan features, including safe harbor, Roth and profit sharing
- Customizable 401(k) plan design options involving eligibility, matches, vesting schedules and more
- Reduce your fiduciary responsibilities
The Council’s 401(k) MEP, from a government reporting standpoint, is treated like one large plan. The end result for you is a retirement plan with competitive investments, outstanding service and someone else doing the legwork. Let us handle the paperwork for you.
Strength in numbers
When you utilize the Council’s 401(k) MEP, you have all the advantages and flexibility of a stand-alone plan sponsor, but avoid the expenses, fiduciary liabilities and administrative headaches associated with sponsoring a stand-alone plan. The result is more time for you to focus on running your business!
Let us handle the paperwork for you
By participating in the Council’s 401(k) MEP, virtually all administrative tasks can be offloaded from you to Empower, the UBS Institutional Consulting Group and the Arizona Technology Council.
Tasks that can be shifted may include:
- Administrative responsibilities
- Employee eligibility tracking
- Plan compliance
- Non-discrimination testing
- Annual reporting
- Participant education/enrollment
“For service providers in the technology industry, it’s a very competitive hiring environment. Many people have the option to work in-house at a large company where they can receive higher compensation and a much better benefits package. For a long time, KEO was able to compete with in-house offers because of our flexible work-from-home policy, but in a post-COVID world, a lot more companies now offer remote work options. Adding a 401(k) plan to our list of benefits has now enabled us to better access a highly skilled workforce that is eager to dive in, wear many hats and learn all of the skills that working for a full-service marketing agency can provide.”
Read Sheila’s full story HERE.
If your company is not an active member of the Council, the 401(k) MEP benefit program alone makes membership worth considering. Member dues are a fraction of what you’ll spend to start and maintain a company 401(k) retirement plan. Email [email protected] to find out more today.
Already have a plan?
The Council’s 401(k) MEP will save your company money, and improve the level of service on your current retirement program. If you take advantage of this plan, converting is an easy, streamlined process.
For more information, please contact the financial advisor for the Arizona Technology Council 401(k) Multiple Employer plan:
Michael DiGrazia, CIMA®, CFP®
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant