401(k) Providers

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401(k) providers offer a tax-advantaged 401k retirement savings plan that allows employers and employees of private, for-profit companies to contribute with pre-tax dollars.

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401GO ( Visit Website )

Through integration and automation, we’ve created an entirely new way to save for retirement. -Get up and running in just minutes -Individualized guided portfolios -Simple and affordable pricing... View Full Profile

Employees
28
Lives Serviced
32,000
Funding
7.5M Seed Round
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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3rd Party Integrations
Responsive Design
SSAE 18 / SOC Audit(s) Performed
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401(k) Plan
403(b) Plan
Profit Sharing Plan
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Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments® has been in business 73 years. It was founded in 1946 by Edward C. Johnson 2d, as an investment management company. Fidelity entered the benefits administration business in 1982 in response to corporate clients’ requests to couple ... View Full Profile

Employees
69817
Lives Serviced
150,000
Funding
40M Series A
Minimum Group Size
30 eligible
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Dashboard analytics
Employee self-service
Manager self-service
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Bundled Solution (HCM/HRIS/HRMS)
Payroll
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Vanguard

We are a community of 30 million who think – and feel – differently about investing. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests. Since our founding in 1975, helping our investors achieve their goals is our sole reason for existence. With no other... View Full Profile

Employees
22589
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
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50M Series B
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No Minimum
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T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price is a financially solid, debt-free organization with strong employee ownership. The firm was:  Established in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.  Incorporated in the state of Maryland in 1947  Licensed to conduct business throughout the ... View Full Profile

Employees
7868
Lives Serviced
2,304,004
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None
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Android Native Application
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401(k) Plan
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Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of brokerage, banking and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC), and its affiliates offer investment services ... View Full Profile

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26524
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Not Provided
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10K Grant
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No Minimum
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Employee Fiduciary

Employee Fiduciary, founded in 2004, is a 401(k) plan provider for small businesses. Employee Fiduciary provides retirement plan recordkeeping and administration. Serving over 2,700 small and growing businesses, the company provides low cost 401(k) services to... View Full Profile

Employees
70
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
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No Minimum
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Merrill Edge

Merrill offers access to the banking convenience of Bank of America and investment capabilities of Merrill Lynch to help simplify the financial lives of our clients. We enable clients to seamlessly manage their Merrill Edge Self-Directed investment accounts ... View Full Profile

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1727
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Principal Financial

Principal Financial Group® helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients ... View Full Profile

Employees
20000
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
33.5M Series C
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Android Native Application
GDPR Compliant
Global Capabilities
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401(k) Plan
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Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
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Hall Benefits Law, LLC

HBL's experienced team provides employee benefits legal compliance support for 401(k) plan sponsors regardless of geographic location or company size... View Full Profile

Employees
10
Lives Serviced
250,000
Funding
1 None
Minimum Group Size
200 eligible
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Top Offerings
Retirement Plan Consulting
HR Compliance Services
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
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SaveDay Inc

SaveDay is an incredibly unique 401(k) provider: (1) SaveDay has absolutely zero employer costs, (2) we integrate with any willing payroll provider, (3) we prepare all your IRS reports (5500, 8955) all included, again without cost. SaveDay provides secure and... View Full Profile

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1 eligible
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Fiducient Advisors

Fiducient Advisors has significant expertise in advising defined contribution plans, which represent about two-thirds of our institutional client base. We believe the corporate defined contribution plan landscape is likely to continue evolving in response to ... View Full Profile

Employees
200
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
Not Provided
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Retirement Plan Consulting
401(k) Plan
Cash Balance Plan
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NS Capital

Dramatic changes are taking place in the 401K marketplace and many sponsors are still unsure about how they are being impacted. The Unityy401(k) plan enables multiple organizations to band together into a single plan that streamlines the process of offering ... View Full Profile

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Not Provided
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Not Provided
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No Minimum
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Android Native Application
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Investment Management
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OneAmerica

The companies of OneAmerica have a solid foundation in the financial services marketplace dating back more than 140 years. During that tenure we have implemented a variety of retirement plan products and services to meet the financial needs of our clients. We ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
1,148,000
Funding
Minimum Group Size
6 eligible
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Responsive Design
SSAE 18 / SOC Audit(s) Performed
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403(b) Plan
401(k) Plan
457 Plan
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PAi Retirement Services

PAi’s brand is built on company roots and values. Founder Michael Kiley started PAi in 1983 with the specific purpose of making affordable, best-in-class retirement plans available to American small business owners. At age 62, Michael’s father discovered ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
175,000
Funding
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Responsive Design
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401(k) Plan
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ShareBuilder 401k

ShareBuilder 401k offers simple, low- cost 401(k) plans. We're here to help any business save more for retirement - from Solo 401(k)s to plans for 100 employees or more... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
6,500
Funding
Minimum Group Size
1 eligible
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401(k) Plan
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America’s Back Office Inc.

America's Back Office has over 19 years in taking Human Resource burdens off US businesses of all sizes. From Payroll, HR, Benefits, legal to compliance; we help our clients succeed. Our service model is designed like a fortune 500 Human Resource department, ... View Full Profile

Employees
36
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Top Offerings
Group Medical Insurance
Payroll
HR Compliance Services
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Empower 

Built on a foundation of trust, integrity and promise, we proudly serve over 71,000 outstanding organizations and more than 17 million individuals. ¹ We take great pride in helping people with saving, investing and advice, while providing them with the tools ... View Full Profile

Employees
7228
Lives Serviced
Not Provided
Funding
Not Provided
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
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Mutual of America Financial Group

Mutual of America Financial Group is a leading provider of retirement services and investments to employers, employees and individuals. We provide high-quality, innovative products and services at a competitive price, along with outstanding personalized ... View Full Profile

Employees
1000
Lives Serviced
600,000
Funding
Not Provided
Minimum Group Size
No Minimum
Features
Android Native Application
iOS Native Application
Responsive Design
Top Offerings
403(b) Plan
401(k) Plan
Retirement Plan Consulting
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NWPS

NWPS was started in 1994 to provide high-quality service for benefit plan sponsors, participants and advisors. We are independently owned and have no conflicts of interest with investments, insurance or other lines of business. Services Plan consulting and ... View Full Profile

Employees
Not Provided
Lives Serviced
425,000
Funding
Minimum Group Size
100 eligible
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Android Native Application
iOS Native Application
Responsive Design
Top Offerings
401(k) Plan
403(b) Plan
Pension Plan
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The Retirement Advantage, Inc. (TRA)

As a national retirement services company, The Retirement Advantage (TRA) provides third party administration and fiduciary services to plan sponsors, financial advisors, wealth managers and businesses of all sizes. Our commitment to providing expert ... View Full Profile

Employees
250
Lives Serviced
9,000
Funding
Not Provided
Minimum Group Size
1 eligible
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Responsive Design
SSAE 18 / SOC Audit(s) Performed
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Retirement Plan Consulting
401(k) Plan
Actuarial Service Firm
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FAQs

What is a 401(k)?

A 401(k) is a retirement savings plan named after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that oversees it. Its primary purpose is to facilitate saving for retirement. Employers commonly provide these plans to eligible employees as part of their benefits package.


How does 401(k) work?

Employees who enroll in a 401(k) commit to an automatically deposited percentage of each paycheck into an investment account. Employers may choose to match a portion of the contribution. Employees can select from various 401(k) plan investment options.


What is a Roth 401(k)?

A Roth 401(k) is a type of retirement savings plan that combines the features of a traditional 401(k) and a Roth IRA. It is named after Senator William Roth, who was instrumental in creating the legislation that made it possible. Unlike a traditional 401(k), where contributions are made with pre-tax income, contributions to a Roth 401(k) are made with after-tax income. It's essential to consider your current and future tax situation when deciding between a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k). If you anticipate being in a higher tax bracket during retirement or want tax-free withdrawals, a Roth 401(k) might be more suitable.


How much can I contribute to my 401(k)?

Starting from January 1 to June 30, 2023, you can contribute up to $22,500 total to your retirement accounts. This limit also applies to 403(b) plans, most 457 plans, and certain other retirement plans.


Is 401(k) worth it?

Whether a 401(k) is worth it depends on various factors and individual circumstances. One significant advantage is the employer match, which can be considered "free money" and significantly boost retirement savings. The tax benefits of a traditional 401(k) can provide immediate tax savings, while a Roth 401(k) allows for tax-free withdrawals in retirement. Long-term savings and the convenience of automated contributions make it a popular retirement tool. Additionally, the portability of 401(k) funds allows for easy rollovers when changing jobs. However, limited investment options and early withdrawal penalties are potential downsides. Overall, if your employer offers a match and you have a long time horizon for retirement, a 401(k) can be a valuable tool. But assessing your financial situation and retirement goals is essential to determine the best approach, considering other options like IRAs. Seeking advice from a financial advisor can provide personalized guidance.


Can I contribute to 401(k) and IRA?

Yes, you can contribute to both a 401(k) and an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) simultaneously, subject to certain rules and contribution limits set by the IRS. Contributing to a 401(k) and an IRA can effectively diversify your retirement savings and take advantage of various tax benefits. It's essential to be aware of the contribution limits, tax implications, and other retirement savings options to make the best decision based on your individual financial situation and retirement goals.


Can You switch 401(k) Providers?

Yes, you can switch 401(k) providers, but the process and options may vary depending on your specific situation and employer's plan rules. If you change jobs, you can leave the funds in your current 401(k), transfer them to your new employer's plan (if allowed), or roll them over into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Some 401(k) plans may also offer an "in-service" rollover option, allowing you to transfer funds to an IRA while still employed. If your employer decides to change the entire company's 401(k) provider, they will communicate the transition details. When switching providers, it's crucial to understand any fees, investment choices, and administrative aspects.


What happens when a Company switches 401(k) Providers?

When a company switches 401(k) providers, several changes occur. The company will communicate the switch to all employees, providing details about the new provider and any relevant deadlines. Existing 401(k) accounts will be migrated seamlessly to the new provider, including the current balance and investment selections. Employees may need to review and update their investment choices based on the new plan's offerings. Administrative aspects, such as account management tools and customer service, may differ with the new provider. Employees should confirm or update beneficiary designations and understand any changes in contribution processes and employer match policies. Fees and expenses may also differ in the new plan, requiring careful review. Educational resources will be available to help employees make informed decisions. Overall, it's essential to review the information provided, attend informational sessions, and seek guidance from the new provider or a financial advisor to navigate the transition successfully.