Central PA 401(k), by Conrad Siegel Launches for Small Businesses
First Central Pa.-based Pooled Employer Plan Simplifies Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
Harrisburg, PA – January 10, 2022 – Conrad Siegel, delivering comprehensive employee benefits and investment advisory services, today announced the launch of Central PA 401(k), by Conrad Siegel, the first Central Pa.-based pooled employer plan (PEP).
The SECURE Act, which became law on Jan. 1, 2020, created a new type of 401(k) called pooled employer plans and paved the way for Pooled Plan Providers to begin offering PEPs in 2021 These plans allow multiple small employers of any industry to join one single retirement plan rather than having to each start their own plan.
“It can be hard for small businesses to attract and retain good employees without a benefits package, especially in today’s competitive staffing environment,” said Trevor Bare, FSA, Partner and Consulting Actuary at Conrad Siegel. “But, starting a 401(k) can be expensive and time consuming for small businesses, putting it out of reach for most. Our new pooled employer plan enables businesses with under 70 employees to offer a 401(k) that is simple, flexible, affordable, and most importantly can help them compete for top talent. Conrad Siegel also serves as a fiduciary, meaning we will always act in the best interest of plan participants.”
Central PA 401(k) is a turnkey retirement plan that is fully managed by Conrad Siegel. The plan is designed for small business budgets and is hands-off for business owners. Conrad Siegel handles the plan administration, recordkeeping, investment advisement, investment education, obtaining ERISA bond coverage and fiduciary oversight.
Additionally, the plan allows for employees to save in a variety of ways. Saving under the plan can be optional for employees and employers may choose their preferred level of employer contribution. Contribution options include safe harbor matching and profit sharing, and employees may make either traditional pre-tax or Roth contributions.
“Central PA 401(k) is designed with the small business owner in mind,” said Jim Kehr, CRSP, Director of Business Development at Conrad Siegel. “We’ve heard from so many local employers that they are stretched thin and have so many roles to fill that managing a retirement plan is not always feasible. Our pooled employer plan simplifies the process for business owners and provides a benefit to their employees.”
Employees enrolled in Central PA 401(k) will receive online and personalized investment education to help them reach retirement goals and build a secure, comfortable future for themselves.
For more information on Central PA 401(k), by Conrad Siegel, visit centralpa401k.com.
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