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Employee Benefits Consulting

Plante Moran

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Integrating people issues with business strategies

Most business leaders understand the value of employees — they’re the human capital that drives the productivity of your organization. You probably refer to them as your number-one asset. You depend on them to provide extraordinary service and innovative ideas, the competitive edge you need.

Ensuring that your employee benefits, including your 401(k) plan, executive deferred compensation, and your healthcare benefits, align with the needs of your organization and its employees is a critical element of your success. Our employee benefits consulting team will review and model plan design alternatives, develop and install qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and evaluate third-party administrators to reduce costs and risks. 


Employee Benefits Consulting Thought Leadership

  • Could a cash balance plan reduce taxes and improve your retirement?

    Are you or your company looking for retirement-saving options beyond what a defined contribution plan can provide? A cash balance plan allows greater reductions in today’s taxable income in favor of increased financial flexibility in retirement. Here’s how.

    Ben Johnson
    Article June 29, 2021 2 min read
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  • How can plan sponsors find and correct late deposits to their retirement plans?

    Plan sponsors who fail to meet deposit timing requirements for employee deferrals and loan repayments to retirement plans may be subject to additional taxes. Here’s what you need to know about finding and correcting this potentially expensive problem.

    Laura Taylor Ashley Pantoja
    Article June 17, 2021 4 min read
    Business professional using desktop computer at desk.
  • Is your company getting the most from its retirement plan design?

    The value that your retirement plan delivers to your business and its employees depends heavily on the choices you make during the design process. Here are some questions you should be asking to determine if it’s time for a change.

    Laura Taylor
    Article June 7, 2021 4 min read
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  • How to identify and correct common retirement plan mistakes

    Employers that sponsor retirement plans for their employees must comply with numerous rules that govern plan management. Do you know enough about those rules to avoid common mistakes made by plan sponsors?

    Laura Taylor
    Article June 7, 2021 4 min read
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SOC 1 audit for government pension plan
MERS of Michigan proactively completes a SOC 1 Type 2 audit of their defined benefit pension plan system.
Case Study September 22, 2016 2 min read

Reducing employee benefit plan costs and risks

Our team of benefit plan experts has helped countless clients shape their benefits programs in order to retain vital employees and stay competitive. With our wide range of services and extensive expertise, we can help you implement creative techniques to reduce costs while maintaining or even enhancing benefits.

From designing qualified retirement plans, ESOPs, and executive compensation packages to comprehensive benefit plan reviews, you can depend on us to make certain your employee benefits align with your long-term goals.

In the words of Michael Krucker, leader of our employee benefits consulting group, “Our clients appreciate that we deliver solutions that align with the needs of their organization and their employees. We focus on the big picture to understand the impact of decisions rather than simply addressing the question presented.”

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP