FOR PLANS WITH LESS THAN $50 MILLION

Resources

Access informative tools and resources designed to empower you, your clients, and their participants.

The 401(k) Landscape Toolkit

Plan sponsors often need help understanding regulations, nuances of fiduciary standards, and other rules. Our 401(k) Landscape Toolkit gives you the knowledge you need to help plan sponsors make the right decisions. 


Grow your business

You know the value you bring to plan sponsors. These tools help you make your case.

Learn more about Vanguard Retirement Plan Access—a cost-effective, high-quality retirement program filled with value-added services for your clients and prospects.

Our research can help you better communicate some of the many services you offer to help support plan sponsors.

Use this checklist to identify the value considerations for these clients.


For plan sponsors

These resources can help sponsors make sense of retirement plan options and rules.

Design the right plan

This handout outlines the rules and benefits of maintaining a safe harbor 401(k) plan. 

This at-a-glance flyer analyzes Vanguard Retirement Plan Access™ and three other plan types—so you can help sponsors choose the plan that's best for them. 

There are optional profit-sharing methods that provide a streamlined, cost-effective way to increase savings without inflating overhead. This flyer helps to compare their advantages.

Reference this best-practices overview and investment lineup checklist to help plan sponsors improve investment offerings in defined contribution plans.


Fulfill fiduciary responsibilities

This toolkit will provide you with essential tools to help your clients comply with ERISA's fiduciary responsibilities and mitigate risk.

Our benchmarking guide helps you measure your clients' plans against others so they can optimize their plans and help improve participant outcomes.

This guide provides a sample annual committee calendar and action items to help maximize retirement plan committee effectiveness.


For participants

We’ve chosen these resources to help you keep participants well informed on their retirement journeys.

Leverage powerful tools and proven solutions to assess your client's plan's effectiveness and help their employees achieve retirement readiness.

Get an inside look at how we used adult learning theory to inform the latest design of our participant education offerings. 

View webinars and email campaigns designed to educate and inform retirement plan participants.

This innovative and engaging learning experience is intended to reach participants at key decision points, offering resources and advice relevant to their needs.

Are your clients’ participants going to be ready for retirement? Discover educational resources that can help you and your clients guide participants to retirement goals.

98% of our small business plans offer target-date funds.* Share this link with plan participants to help them learn more about how these funds work and how to choose the right one.

*How America Saves 2021, Small Business Edition


For you and your clients

Access specialized resources and create custom reports.

This supplement to How America Saves 2021, our comprehensive look at Americans’ retirement savings habits, highlights statistics and trends that are important to Vanguard Retirement Plan Access™ clients.

This guidebook clarifies what it means to be an ERISA fiduciary and offers real-world insights on the challenges plan sponsors face every day.

Access a wealth of data on Vanguard investments and create customized reports that update automatically.

Ready to see how our retirement plan access capabilities can help you and your clients?

Already a client? Contact your account representative today. 

For more information about any fund, visit institutional.vanguard.com or call 800-523-1036 to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.

 

Investments in Target Retirement Trusts and Funds are subject to the risks of their underlying funds. The year in the trust or fund name refers to the approximate year (the target date) when an investor in the trust or fund would retire and leave the workforce. The trust or fund will gradually shift its emphasis from more aggressive investments to more conservative ones based on its target date. The Income Trust/Fund and the Income and Growth Trust have fixed investment allocations and are designed for investors who are already retired. An investment in a Target Retirement Trust or Fund is not guaranteed at any time, including on or after the target date.

 

Vanguard is responsible only for selecting the underlying funds and periodically rebalancing the holdings of target-date investments. The asset allocations Vanguard has selected for the Target Retirement Funds are based on our investment experience and are geared to the average investor. Regularly check the asset mix of the option you choose to ensure it is appropriate for your current situation.

 

Vanguard Target Retirement Trusts are not mutual funds. They are collective trusts available only to tax-qualified plans and their eligible participants. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information should be considered carefully before investing. The collective trust mandates are managed by Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc.

 

Retirement plan recordkeeping and administrative services are provided by The Vanguard Group, Inc. (VGI). VGI has entered into an agreement with Ascensus, Inc., to provide certain plan recordkeeping and administrative services on its behalf. Ascensus and Total Benefits Communications are not affiliated with Vanguard Marketing Corporation, The Vanguard Group, Inc., or any of its affiliates.

 

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