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The Illinois Secure Choice Alternative: A Ubiquity Small Business 401k

A Ubiquity Small Business 401k enables:

  • A maximum contribution amount of $19,000 (nearly 3x higher than the Secure Choice IRA)
  • An additional annual employer contribution limit of $37,000 (not available with a Secure Choice IRA)
  • Transparent, flat fees that don't change with your account balance (while Secure Choice's asset-based fees grow with your savings)
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Small Business Retirement Planning in Illinois: Get Ahead of the Deadlines

Illinois is one of the first states to launch a retirement savings initiative. By November 2019, all businesses with over 25 employees will be mandated to choose from the one-size-fits-all, state-provided, automatic Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or sign up for an eligible retirement plan with a private provider

Employers who do not comply with the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act may face a penalty of $250 per employee for the first year, and $500 per employee for each subsequent year.

Employer Size

Registration Deadline

More than 500 employees


November 2018

100-499 employees

July 2019

25-99 employees

November 2019

We’ve got the best alternative. Ubiquity Retirement + Savings™ provides affordable and robust 401k plans customized to meet your needs.

How does the Secure Choice IRA stack up to our most popular small business retirement plan?

A 401k solution provides employers with the opportunity to maximize their contributions and tax savings while helping their employees save for the future. With a 401k plan you can contribute 3 times more than with an IRA:

Illinois Secure Choice IRA

Ubiquity 401k

Maximum employee annual contribution amount

$6,000

$19,000¹

Additional annual employer contribution limit

Not offered

Yes, up to an additional $37,000¹

Flat fees that don’t increase with your account balance

No, asset-based fees

Yes, flat fees

$500 credit to offset setup costs2

No

Yes

Flexible auto-enrollment and vesting schedules

No

Yes

Investment guidance based on individual risk tolerance

No

Yes

Employee enrollment meetings and education

No

Yes

Auto-enrollment and escalation

Required at mandated levels

Optional and flexible

Customizable investment lineups

No

Yes

 

1.  This limit is subject to cost-of-living increases for later years (for prior years, refer to this cost-of–living adjustment table.)
2. Available to eligible employers who have less than 100 employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation in the previous year, had at least one participant who was a non-highly compensated employee, and in the last 3-years did not contribute to a benefit plan for your employees through a plan sponsored by you or a member of a controlled group that includes you.

Small Business Retirement with Ubiquity Retirement + Savings

So why not opt for the smarter option? If you’re looking for the maximum savings potential and tax benefit, Ubiquity provides flat-fee and low-cost retirement plans, all delivered online to you and your employee. That means no hidden fees or AUM charges in the fine print. Since 1999 we have been singular in our focus on the un-served small businesses. We have helped hundreds of thousands of employees save towards their future.

401k plans offer a great tax saving benefit. But it’s also challenging and oftentimes small businesses don’t have the time or the budget.

That’s why Ubiquity created this Definitive Guide to Small Business 401k, including everything you need to know about saving money for your business, your future, and without confusing language or too much financial jargon.

With this small business 401k guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to:

  • Maximize your contributions
  • Provide a valuable benefit to your workforce and retain talent
  • Deduct your contributions as a business expense
Download the guide now

Choose a better path to savings

Want to know more about Illinois’ state-mandated retirement versus Ubiquity? We’ve got experts that have your back. Call us today at 855.912.6904 or email us at sales@myubiquity.com

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44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3060
San Francisco, CA 94104
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