Making ends meet and saving for retirement at the same time can be a challenge for today’s employees. Many don’t have a plan or haven’t saved even a fraction of what they would need to retire comfortably. We’re aiming to fix that.
As a business owner, you can help start your employees on a path to a better future. A Simply Retirement by Principal® 401(k) plan is an easy way for them to save money now with the potential to have it grow over the years so they can enjoy retirement.
Setting up a workplace retirement plan isn’t something you do every day. We get it. Maybe you aren’t even sure where to start. Simply Retirement by Principal® makes it easy to learn more about retirement plans and what’s involved. And when you’re ready, you can use our planner to see what a plan might look like for your business and estimate costs.
Take advantage of SECURE Act tax credits to help offset your first three years of plan The benefits of the SECURE Act.*
Set up your plan 100% online, where and when it’s convenient for you—or call if you have questions. We’ve streamlined the investment selection and simplified the paperwork too.
The low, flat-fee recordkeeping pricing makes a 401(k) plan affordable for small businesses. And recordkeeping is the same price for all who sign up.
After you purchase your plan, you’ll enroll your employees through the Ubiquity Retirement + Savings® platform—used by thousands of small businesses across the U.S.
Ubiquity’s user-friendly dashboard will help you manage your plan and save time with features like automated notifications and payroll integration.
Take advantage of SECURE Act tax credits to help offset your first three years of plan *The benefits of the SECURE Act.
Recordkeeping fee will be billed to business owners quarterly ($450 plus per-participant fees). Custodial fees, investment fees and financial professional fees (if applicable) are additional.
Still have questions?
We have answers.
What are the tax benefits for starting a new 401(k) plan?
New SECURE Act legislation offers small business owners tax credits for a portion of the cost of starting a new retirement plan. Find out what this could mean for you.Benefits of the SECURE Act
What is a 401(k) plan, and how does it compare?
401(k) plans allow employees to set aside a portion of their pay, typically before taxes. Employers can make contributions to the employees’ retirement plan if they choose.401(k) plan details
What’s involved in managing a 401(k) plan?
The program automates many of the tasks required, but you’ll still have a few basic responsibilities as the plan administrator. Here’s what you need to know.Retirement plan basics
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*Startup costs:50% of the qualified startup costs paid or incurred, but limited to the greater of (1) $500 or (2) the lesser of (a) $250 for each non-highly compensated employee who is eligible to participate in the plan or (b) $5,000. Qualified startup costs (1) In general “qualified startup costs” is ordinary and necessary expenses of an eligible employer which are paid or incurred in connection with -- (i) the establishment or administration of an eligible employer plan, or (ii) the retirement-related education of employees with respect to such plan. (2) Plan must have at least 1 participant: would not apply if plan does not have at least 1 employee eligible to participate who is not a highly compensated employee. Information about the SECURE Act is educational only and provided with the understanding that Principal® is not rendering legal, accounting, investment advice or tax advice. You should consult with appropriate counsel or other financial professionals on all matters pertaining to legal, tax, investment or accounting obligations and requirements.
*Recordkeeping-fee:Fees paid by the business owner are billed quarterly. Fees paid by participants are deducted monthly from participant accounts. Participant fees are charged if there is a $100 account balance, regardless of whether the participant is active or inactive. Custodial and investment fees are charged against participating employees’ accounts (those vary by investment and range from 0.05% – 0.75%, as of May 1, 2020). If the business owner chooses to work with a financial professional, their fee is also additional and may be billed to the business owner or deducted from participant accounts.
*What’s included: Plan costs are billed quarterly. Custodial and investment fees are charged against participating employees’ accounts (those vary by investment and range from 0.05% – 0.75%, as of May 1, 2020). Should you choose to work with a financial professional, their fee is also additional.
*Principal: As of Dec. 31, 2019.