Monthly Archives: October 2016

401(K) Outsourcing: The next Big Thing

Outsourcing is the hiring of a consultant from outside the company to complete a task or provide a service that they are better suited to do then your own employees. Many small to midsized plans are beginning to outsource 401(k) fiduciaries. Companies outsource many services, including payroll, auditing, marketing, legal defense, building maintenance, HR services and advertising, to name but a few. The reasons for outsourcing generally include:401k

  • Cost savings
  • Better outcome
  • Cost savings
  • Increased productivity
  • Allows employees to do the things that they do best

Numerous business experts and consultants tout the benefits of outsourcing. “Do what you do best and outsource the rest,” says Tom Peters, management consultant extraordinaire. Former HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson once stated, “When work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.”

There is now a growing trend for 401k outsourcing services for many of the same reasons, but also because there are additional benefits in so doing, such as:

  • Reduced liability
  • Increased objectivity
  • Fewer conflicts of interest
  • Increased service level …. Read More