SEP-IRA vs Micro(k)
Participant with $100,000 of W2 Wages in 2019
THE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION DIFFERENCE
Favorable tax laws have made 401(k) plans very attractive to the small business owner. The benefits of a Defined Contribution plan include::
- Increased Deferral Limits
- Roth 401(k) Option
- Automatic Enrollment
- “Safe Harbor” Feature
A Micro(k) plan is a low-cost 401(k) plan for businesses that have no rank-and-file (common-law) employees and require limited reporting and disclosure under ERISA. Should your client’s business have eligible employees, we can often design plans that will still favor the owners and perhaps other groups of employees (e.g. managers). All of our “Next Level” plans allow substantial investment freedom and the ability for participants to elect life insurance on themselves or family members.
The chart below details the various 401(k) plans Security Mutual Life offers.
Before we can help you review plan design options, we need to know three basic things:
- Who is there?
- What do they have now?
- What are the goals and/or the budget?
Use one of our “Form Fillable” Fact Finders to communicate your case to our qualified plans design team. For businesses with at least one owner and rank-and-file employees please use our standard Fact Finder (form no. 0010297XX). For an owner-only 401(k) plan, Security Mutual’s Micro(k) plan please use our Micro(k) Fact Finder (form no. 0011125XX).
The Design Team at Security Mutual Life provides comprehensive support to appointed representatives at no cost.
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