Services

At Michigan Pension Group, we are dedicated to helping plan sponsors

Plan design and administration

As a plan sponsor, you have specific design needs for your retirement plan. The Michigan Pension Group can provide a solution that is flexible yet compliant.

Investment options

You and your participants want to invest with confidence. You want a broad choice of high-quality funds with no proprietary restrictions, and you want them to come from a quality provider.

Fiduciary responsibility

More plan sponsors are aware of their fiduciary responsibilities. The Michigan Pension Group provides clear guidance on fiduciary issues to give you peace of mind.

Fees and expenses

Many plan sponsors have had difficulty determining the fees they are paying for their retirement plan. The Michigan Pension Group promotes fee transparency, and selects providers with competitive fees.

Participant education

Your retirement plan is only successful if participants understand its value – and use it. The Michigan Pension Group provides timely information to help you and your participants make the right decisions to reach your retirement goals.

Our promise

Our examination includes a thorough analysis of corporate objectives, available company resources, and compatibility with a range of possible solutions and providers. We make the commitment to scrutinize every component of our clients’ corporate retirement circumstances, and perform a meticulous study to produce potential solutions.

It is our firm belief that we are responsible for presenting our clients with retirement plan solutions, and that the decision making process begins with education. As an employer and/or plan trustee, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your employees. One of our fundamental roles is to help you fulfill that obligation.

Our process

In order to accurately investigate your retirement plan options, we undergo a rigorous discovery and research process:

  • Initially, we need to learn about your business. What is important to you as a business owner, what is your vision? Additionally, what is the current state of your company and your industry? 
  • Next, we need to learn about the goals you have for your retirement plan. We want to get a sense of what is important to you and what you wish to accomplish with your company’s retirement plan. 
  • If you currently maintain a corporate retirement plan, we analyze the plan provisions, and will also rate the proficiency of your current investment management. Additionally, we review current IRS guidelines and recent changes to confirm your plan’s compliance with regulations. We apply what we have learned about your goals to determine if the structure of your current plan is appropriate for your objectives. 
  • If we are designing a new plan ‘from scratch’, we demonstrate the mechanics of how different plan designs and features will operate within the parameters of your company. 
  • Once the appropriate plan design is determined, we will review and discuss several different investment providers and pricing to find a good fit for your company.

Commitment to service

When we establish a relationship with you, we assume the ongoing responsibility of consistent oversight and management of your retirement plan. We are committed to providing ongoing education and service to you and your employees.

As your company grows and your needs change, we are there to proactively adjust your plan to coincide with those changes.