Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) 401(k) Benefits your Group Members¹

  • NEW! Setup & admin fees now covered by Secure 2.0 2
  • Reduces fiduciary & administrative responsibilities for members
  • Low investment and plan administrative expenses
  • Only Ubiquity offers flat fees 3, no % asset under management fees and #1 ranked on Google 4

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NEW! 2023 Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) 401(k) Benefits

With the passage of Secure 2.0, all new PEP plans with 50 employees or less now qualify to have their setup and admin fees offset for 3 full years with tax credits the government will provide. These credits could be worth up to $15,000 over 3 years to your organization! This means there’s no better time to set up your PEP 401(k) than now since your final costs (post tax credits) will never be better than today! You’ll have a tremendous new benefit to offer your employees for little expenditure and effort.

What’s a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) 401(k)

A pooled employer plan (PEP) 401(k) plan pools together disparate, unrelated companies, called members, and offers them 401k benefits under a single retirement plan. It offers a way for an organization or partner to offer their unrelated members basic 401(k) services within a single retirement plan. That way their members don’t each have to set up their own 401(k). They can join the PEP 401(k) as a member of that organization or partner and all enjoy the benefits that 401(k) offers.

Here’s an easy way to understand the concept. If you go to the doctor and they say you need to go to the gym to go workout and get healthier, you have two options. You could go rent out a place, build your own gym, buy all the equipment yourself and handle all the administrative and liability issues. Or, you can just join your local gym and pay a small fee and have access to all the gym equipment you need with minimal hassle. The latter is an loose analogy of a PEP 401(k) vs. starting and overseeing the administrative of your own separate 401(k).

Why a PEP 401(k) May be Right for your Organization

A PEP 401(k) is a great way for an organization or partner to add value to their members. It can help:

  • Increase member satisfaction
  • Increase member retention
  • Increase new member growth with this new member benefit value add
  • Increase value of the organization or partner to their members
  • Justify the value of any organization or partner membership fees
  • Decrease member churn

Pros and Cons of PEP 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

Pros of PEP 401(k)

Cons of PEP 401(k)

Reduces fiduciary & administrative responsibility vs. traditional 401(k)

Predetermined professional managed investment options that do not generally allow for additional customization

Simple, easy to understand investment options

Investment options are one size fits all that all members must adopt. Does not offer the breadth and depth of investment options a traditional 401(k) does, like access to all of our 30,000+ mutual funds and ETFs etc.

Are you a Partner looking for a PEP?

A PEP can off your organization these benefits:

  1. Best value: We offer some of the lowest flat fees in the industry plus we have the best rated customer service in the industry. You don’t have to decide between lowest cost provider or best service provider – you get both with us.
  2. Great member experience: Our customer service is ranked #1 on Google. You can have confidence that getting a Ubiquity PEP 401(k) plan means your members will have an outstanding experience.
  3. Easy to administer: We do all the heavy lifting so you can focus on growing your member base.

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1 Ubiquity is not a registered investment advisor and no portion of the material herein should be construed as legal or tax advice. Please consult with your financial planner, attorney and/or tax advisor for advice.

2 Eligible employers may be able to claim a tax credit of up to $5,000, for three years, for ordinary and necessary costs of starting a 401(k) plan. IRS’ qualifying factors are: you had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you in the preceding year, you had at least one participant who was a non-highly compensated employee (NHCE) and in the three tax years before the first year you’re eligible for the credit, your employees were substantially the same employees who received contributions or accrued benefits in another plan sponsored by you, a member of a controlled group that includes you, or a predecessor of either. Those plans with automatic enrollment can claim a tax credit of $500 per year for a 3 year taxable period.

3 Flat fees are charged by Decimal, Inc. for recordkeeping and administrative services. Third-party service providers may assess asset-based fees to customers. Plan Sponsors are advised to review all service agreements with providers (e.g., investment advisors, custodians, broker-dealers) to evaluate total plan costs.

4 An evaluation has been conducted by Decimal, Inc. through its research of independent customer reviews on Google, Trustpilot, and the Better Business Bureau as reported by unaffiliated contributors on or before September 30, 2022, for four similar small-business 401(k) providers in the marketplace.

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