Nominations for the 2021 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards may be made by plan sponsor clients, employers, brokers/dealers of eligible advisers, as well as from working partners of these advisers.
Since winning the 2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Mega Team of the Year award, Bukaty Companies Financial Services was acquired by employee benefits giant OneDigital, greatly expanding the services it can now offer clients.
Access via several means is key, as is meeting people where they are.
His practice has a nine-step strategy for how retirement plan advisers can improve the health of defined contribution plans and the retirement outlook for participants.
The 2017 PLANSPONSOR Large Adviser Team of the Year has gone through two major acquisitions in the past three years.
Experts outline several ways advisers can ensure they keep the loyalty of their clients.
The practice’s leaders say all decisions made for a plan must improve participants’ retirement readiness, which they describe as a top priority.
Despite the lack of in-person communication in 2020, the practice has gained a fair amount of new business by disseminating promotional videos.
The firm has seen its assets nearly double in only a few years, which senior partner Mike Volo says is a testament to the group’s quality team.
Employers will be allowed to make tax-free contributions of up to $5,250 per employee annually toward eligible education expenses, including tuition or student loan assistance.
Whether they take part in implementing the programs or not, advisers can help clients establish metrics for measuring the success of financial wellness programs.
Virtual meetings and more personalized financial wellness programs are expected to continue.
Rita Fiumara of UBS Financial Services Inc. is an early entrant into the retirement plan industry, having worked in the business since 1997.
The practice, overseen by a father-son pair, has experienced strong growth while staying committed to the middle-market segment.
Advisers should watch out for unwitting partial plan terminations tied to layoffs and lasting damage to employees’ retirement readiness caused by hardship withdrawals.