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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

  • How to drive results with executive compensation and incentive plans

    Every business needs an executive compensation and incentive structure that rewards leaders who deliver desired results. This overview of alternatives can help you create the right plan for your business.

    Michael Krucker Preston Ridinger
    Article September 3, 2021 6 min read
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  • Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2020-02 and the impact to plan sponsors

    Wondering how PTE 2020-02 impacts you and your plan? Learn more about the changes and get an overview from our employee benefits experts.

    Theresa Banka Lindy Beldyga Michael Krucker
    Article August 16, 2021 4 min read
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  • Could your business benefit from combining its retirement plans?

    Businesses often maintain several retirement plans, particularly after mergers and acquisitions. Plan sponsors should evaluate costs, benefits, and risks associated with maintaining multiple plans and determine if it’s time to consolidate them. Here are some steps you can take now.

    Laura Taylor Ashley Pantoja
    Article August 13, 2021 2 min read
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  • 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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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