Plan Evaluation


In order to facilitate impact and enhancement, we’ve created the Complimentary Plan Evaluation. We know juggling the responsibilities of a plan sponsor isn’t the only part of your job, but you are in the position to have a major impact on the retirement of your employees.

The plan assessment is designed to maximize time and help you meet the annual fiduciary requirement of reviewing your plan. This straightforward, one-hour at your office time investment is complimentary with your registration to one of our events and tackles fiduciary best practices, plan design, benefits, investments, and fees with the host of our workshop – no strings attached.


This report is a collection and summary of 977 retirement plan sponsor respondents who volunteered to participate in our nationwide survey. Our goal was to analyze the responses to identify trends and market changes.

Features of this report:

  • Summary of Respondents

  • Fiduciary Training

  • Topics of Interest

  • Searches and Hires

  • Time Since Last RFP

  • Evaluating or Adding Investments

  • Plan Sponsors Questions from 2017


Have you established a retirement plan committee? Do you struggle with what your committee should review during meetings? There can be an overwhelming number of items to discuss during a meeting, especially when getting started.

Best Practices for Establishing Your Retirement Plan Committee:

  1. A committee member should typically come from senior Human Resources, Finance, Operations, and Business Owners.

  2. The committee should be made up of three or five members (better to have odd numbers for voting decisions).

  3. Once the committee is established, it is important that the committee meets at least quarterly and has a documented decision-making process.

Use this checklist at your next retirement plan committee meeting.



Get equipped with the knowledge and resources you need to create better retirement plan outcomes for your company and employees. Our premium online courses and tools for 401(k), 403(b) and Defined Benefit Plans are:

‣ Taught by master-class instructors

‣ Trusted and certified for CE credit

‣ Accessible and prudent

‣ Top-rated nationwide