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Why Hire A Third Party Administrator (TPA)?
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As a business owner, your time is precious, and figuring out how to manage that time can be overwhelming. The more success you find in your industry, the more your list of responsibilities grows.  To have a firm grasp on your business, you know that sometimes it’s essential to let go. You know that you can’t always take on every challenge alone and that if you want professional results, you need to work with professionals.

If you’re deciding how you want to handle your employee’s benefits, this can become a bit of a roadblock if you don’t know where to start.  Especially when it comes to long-term commitments, you need to feel confident that you’re making the right decision, but you might not always have the resources and energy to manage these things without help.

There’s always another way forward, and when it comes to managing your company’s retirement plans, that path leads to hiring a Third Party Administrator (TPA).  A TPA can help bear some of the burdens that come with figuring out what kind of benefits package is right for both you and your employees.  A TPA specialized in retirement plans can assist owners of any size business by giving you back that remarkable resource that money can’t buy: time.

While TPA’s might seem like they’re all about handling your employee’s benefits, what about yours?  As a business owner, what kind of returns will you see from hiring a TPA?  If you hire a TPA to take charge of your retirement plans, you will:

Maximize your profits: It’s always going to be about the bottom line, and TPAs have the experience you need when it comes to money management.  A TPA can help you with your fiduciary responsibilities and make financial management and taxes feel simple so you can focus on growing your business.  TPAs can also provide insight into your investment strategies, giving both you and your employees a better grasp of future financial options.

Minimize your risk: Dealing with the IRS can be daunting, and a TPA can become a trustworthy ally if you should find yourself in a bind.  Lawsuits or penalties for noncompliance can spell huge out-of-pocket losses for your business.  Hiring a TPA means investing in protection from those losses.  TPAs will also keep your plans updated with any changes necessary per government regulations.

Invest in yourself and your employees:  A TPA will be an invaluable resource when it comes to learning your retirement plans inside and out.  Understanding your retirement plan’s ins and outs helps you optimize and strategize for the future.  TPAs will also ensure that the plan participants understand their options and help them figure out their individual retirement goals. And suppose your business can offer a quality retirement plan. In that case, it can also help you secure and attract quality employees while keeping up with your industry’s competitive options, making employee retention simple.