Ascensus announced the launch of an enhanced full-service
SEP and SIMPLE IRA program combining flexible fund selection, online
processing capabilities and common remitter services coupled with technical
The program, according to the firm, offers both commission-based level-compensation and fee-based products that result in minimal
administrative burden for the employer.
Plan setup and enrollment occurs online via Ascensus’ Small
Business IRA Retirement Plan onboarding site. Financial professionals use their
existing Ascensus website credentials to access the plan setup site and create
signature-ready plan documents for their clients and their clients’ employees.
Because plan establishment occurs on the Web, employers and
employees pay no set-up fees. Employers are also exempt from ongoing
administrative fees for the plan.
“All program clients have a dedicated IRA service team that
works directly with the employer, employees, and the plan’s financial
professional to support all document, payroll, custodial, payment, and tax
reporting needs,” the firm adds. “SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans are included in the
book of business view directly on Ascensus’ financial professional website,
allowing a financial professional to easily manage these IRA plans along with
their other Ascensus qualified plan business.”
The SEP and SIMPLE IRA product “leverages the efficiency of
a paperless plan setup process and offers the value our clients deserve.”
Additional information is available here.