Qualified Retirement Plan Consulting

Keeping up with retirement plan rules and compliance requirements isn’t easy. If you don’t follow the rules, your organization could face costly penalties. Let us do the research for you so you can spend more time serving your clients. Whether you are new to retirement plans or are a seasoned professional, we can help.

800 Consulting

Our 800 Consulting experts analyze the rules and new DOL and IRS guidance for you. Speaking one-on-one with one of our knowledgeable consultants, you’ll get easy-to-understand answers quickly—taking the fear out of assisting clients with tough retirement and savings plan questions.

Our consultants are highly educated on 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, money purchase pension plans, and tax-sheltered annuity 403(b) plans. We also consult on Traditional and Roth IRAs, SEP plans, SIMPLE IRA plans, Coverdell ESAs, and HSAs.

With 800 Consulting, you get:

  • Immediate answers to your retirement and savings plan compliance questions
  • Unlimited access to our accredited expert consultants
  • The Link online newsletter on industry trends, compliance, and operations
  • Alert emails with critical industry news
  • Call reports to help monitor usage and identify your training needs

Call 800-346-3860, option 2, suboption 1, to learn more.

Existing clients can call 800-346-3860, option 1, to talk with a consultant.

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Financial professional feeling confident that 800 Consulting will research and find solutions to help their clients.

Fee for Service Engagements

Retirement plans are complex. We know your organization may require something more than our standard product offering. Our Fee for Service Engagements allow you to customize our services to meet your needs. Ascensus’ engagements are led by experienced industry consultants who understand the real-life business needs of financial institutions.

Whether you need us for one hour or for an entire project, our experts can help. Here are some of the possible engagements we can customize for your organization.

  • Training and compliance solutions
  • Marketing strategies
  • Techniques pertaining to rollover acquisitions and asset retention
  • Featured speakers for product rollouts and annual sales conferences – popular topics include baby boomers, fiduciary responsibility, plan design, portability opportunities, and more

Call 800-346-3860 for more information on our Fee for Service Engagements.

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Securing an Ascensus expert can turn your next meeting into a business game-changer.

Advanced Sales Call Center

Growing your retirement and savings plan business means staying on top of industry trends, rules, and regulations. Save valuable time on research and analysis by talking to one of our accredited consultants.

Discuss retirement and savings plan business development strategies with our Advanced Sales Call Center (ASCC) experts. From plan comparisons to automatic enrollment benefits to plan loans, we’ll help you explore ideas, overcome obstacles, and gain the knowledge to close the sale.

ASCC consultants can assist with employer-sponsored retirement plans, Traditional and Roth IRAs, SEP plans, SIMPLE IRA plans, Coverdell ESAs, and HSAs.

With the Advanced Sales Call Center, you’ll get:

  • Technical and sales support from accredited industry professionals
  • Latest retirement and savings plan industry trends
  • New rules and regulations
  • Strategic solutions to specific retirement and savings plan circumstances
  • Retirement income planning and rollover methods
  • Asset acquisition and retention strategies
  • Alert emails with critical industry news

Call 800-346-3860, option 2, suboption 1, to learn more.

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Our Advanced Sales Call Center can help you close the sale.

Retirement Plan Compliance Reviews

Coming up short on an IRS audit can cost you. An on-site retirement plan Compliance Review by one of our expert consultants is a quick and effective way to provide you with valuable peace of mind. We will review documents, compliance, and operational procedures and provide valuable feedback so you can feel confident should you ever face an IRS audit.

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Our knowledgeable consultants can help you find and solve problems before the IRS finds them for you.

Compliance & Technical Document Reviews

A Compliance Document Review by one of our expert ERISA consultants is a quick way for you to make sure that your documents are current and compliant. Our knowledgeable consults can review your document language and modify your documents to tailor them to your operations, systems, distribution channels, and investment products.

Call 800-346-3860 for more information about our Compliance Document Reviews.

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Our ERISA experts evaluate your documents and help ensure you stay compliant.

Nonbank Trustee Powers Submission Service

Our experts can guide you through the complex and time consuming process to request and receive nonbank trust powers from IRS. Entities, such as brokerage firms and mutual fund companies, generally do not automatically qualify. Ascensus’ legal staff will

  • Evaluate your ability to obtain nonbank trustee or custodian powers
  • Prepare and submit nonbank trustee or custodian applications to the IRS on your behalf
  • Take you through the examiner process to receive approval for your nonbank trustee or custodian powers

Call 800-346-3860 for more information on our Nonbank Trustee Powers Submission Service.

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We can help you evaluate your ability to obtain nonbank trustee or custodian powers.