4 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Consider Offering 401(k) Plans

  1. Service providers can help take pressure off. Numerous 401(k) plan service providers specialize in small businesses plan needs. They can offer fully-bundled packages that provide the tools, knowledge, and administration that business owners don’t have time to oversee. These third-party providers can offer quality, diversified investment options with an appropriate risk tolerance relative to retirement horizons and help owners and employees save for retirement on a regular basis.
  2. Keep in mind that retirement plans are important to retention and financial wellness. A 401(k) retirement plan helps recruit and retain quality employees. It enriches the organization’s benefits offering and represents the employer’s interest in helping employees take control of their retirement. Tax-deferred growth for savings also makes 401(k) plans an efficient way for employers and employees alike to invest for retirement.
  3. Flexible 401(k) plans can fit the culture and future goals of the company. Plans were made more flexible under the 2019 SECURE Act, which is designed to incentivize more small businesses to become sponsors.1 The SECURE Act gives opportunities for business owners to align plans with company core values and culture. Employers can enforce eligibility restrictions, select a vesting schedule and offer matching contributions, while offering profit sharing, automatic enrollment features and for participants to take out loans against their 401(k) accounts. Plus, participants can invest with automatic paycheck deductions that go untaxed until withdrawals.
  4. The business can benefit by future tax savings. Under the SECURE Act, businesses rolling out plans can receive a three-year tax credit for half of the startup cost, up to $5,000 per year. This tax credit can offset initial overhead and administrative fees of the plan. Additionally, employer contributions to the plan can be deducted from the company’s federal income taxes.

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HUB International is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides employee benefits, business, and personal insurance products and services.