401(k) for Small Business

The Future of Retirement Savings

Offering a savings plan is a key benefit for employers to attract and retain top talent and a valuable asset for employees to build their nestegg. Through the SECURE Act, unrelated employers of any size can participate in a competitive and affordable plan – the Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) – without the administrative burden and fiduciary risk.

Certified 401(k) Plan™

Focus on your business, not your retirement plan


Certified Advisory Corp offers the Certified 401(k) Plan™, a PEP developed to provide small and medium-sized businesses access to an affordable, efficient, and fully outsourced employer retirement plan solution.

  • Reduced fiduciary risk
  • Cost savings
  • Ease of administration
  • Small plan access to advisor management
  • Individual plan design consultations
  • Automated enrollment and retirement plan education

Similar to a Multiple Employer Plan, the Certified 401(k) Plan™ allows multiple, unrelated employers to participate in a single plan trust, achieving economies of scale typically only attained by larger plans. In addition, this arrangement will enable employers to outsource the primary fiduciary roles of the plan to industry experts.

Our turnkey PEP solution meets the criteria of the Department of Labor and the IRS criteria, making it easy for you to offer a valuable 401(k) retirement savings plan to your employees. We partnered with Slavic401k to provide the administration and recordkeeping services for the plan and Fidelity Investments to provide custodial and trading services. Slavic401k assumes the ERISA 3(16) Plan Administrator role and principal fiduciary for administrative functions of the plan. Certified Advisory Corp serves as the ERISA 3(38) Investment Manager, taking full fiduciary responsibility and discretion regarding selecting and monitoring of investment options offered under the plan.

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