Three Common TPA Questions
What is the difference between bundled and unbundled?
Do advisors and TPAs provide the same services?
Do TPAs only work with small plans?
Plan Sponsor Topic 1
Bundled vs Unbundled TPA
To start, it’s important that you understand the difference between a bundled retirement plan and a local TPA (unbundled) retirement plan.
A bundled plan is one in which no TPA relationship exists and the record-keeper usually handles all the associated plan administration for your plan. An unbundled plan is one in which a TPA is retained to act as your administrative arm and removes this duty from your record-keeper.
The fact is, CWM is just as cost-effective, if not more so, than any bundled retirement plan provider. In addition, we deliver exceptional service and are able to consult with you at a moment’s notice to discuss your retirement plan needs.
Plan Sponsor Topic 3
TPAs Only Work with
Small Retirement Plans
For plans between $25 million and $50 million, TPAs administer and control 56% of the assets. In addition, for plans between $50 million and $100 million, TPAs administer and control 40% of the assets. What this means for you as a plan sponsor is that as your retirement plan grows, becomes more sophisticated, and your needs change - we’re able to grow and expand right by your side. CWM has the scale to service both small and very large retirement plans.
At CWM Retirement Plan Services, we are your partner and handle all of your administration, compliance, consultation, and creates a smoother retirement plan experience.
*Cerulli 2014 Special Report: State of DCIO, The Emerging Role of the Specialist Advisors 401(k) Assets.
Plan Sponsor Topic 2
TPAs Offer the Same
Services as an Advisor
TPAs not only partner with your financial advisor, but supply services not supplied by them. We manage everything from your plan design and compliance testing, to plan amendments and government filings.
Your financial advisor will advise you on such service items as your plan’s investment selections, and give a thorough review on investment performance, among others.
Why partner with CWM?
Solve business owners’ tax problems
Create a smoother retirement plan experience
Respond accurately to timely questions
Innovative thinkers to maximize employer plan goals
Immediate support to your retirement plan administrative questions
Set up the retirement plan that makes the most sense for your growing company