Ascensus Launches Ascensus Consulting

Retirement and college savings plan administration services provider Ascensus launched Ascensus Consulting.

Ascensus Consulting is a national third‐party administrator (TPA) that services more than 3,000 retirement plans in four locations and connects with clients locally. It offers clients access to platform‐neutral services through associates who are experts in defined contribution, defined benefit, cash balance, and specialty product administration.

The launch brings three regional Ascensus companies—Baden Retirement Plan Services (Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Indianapolis, Indiana), ExpertPlan Consulting Services (East Windsor, New Jersey), and Suncoast Pension and Benefits Group, Inc. (Tampa, Florida)—together under one name in order to leverage their TPA competencies as a national brand and provide a consistent experience to their clients.

A new website,, was unveiled in early May and showcases Ascensus Consulting’s range of services and personnel.

“The creation of Ascensus Consulting emphasizes our multiple locations and vast capabilities,” says Howard Insley, vice president of Ascensus Consulting. “But the new name doesn’t mean we’re changing the way we approach our business—we’ll continue to provide our clients with the same products and high‐level services.”