*"Saving for Retirement: Employee and Employer Attitudes Towards Retirement Benefits," Buck, A Gallagher Company, 2023. PDF file.
The Choice Pooled Solution℠ is not a traditional multiple employer plan (MEP). Unlike a traditional MEP, certain plan qualification and ERISA requirements are applied at the individual plan/participating employer level. Pooled employer plans (PEPs) are a new type of multiple employer plan for which the Department of Labor (DOL) and IRS guidance is still pending in a number of areas. An employer participating in the plan retains certain fiduciary responsibilities, including responsibility for selecting and monitoring the 3(16) plan administrator as well as the Pooled Plan Provider (PPP), for determining the reasonableness of service providers' fees, and for periodically reviewing the plan as a whole. Among other responsibilities, the PPP acts as the 3(16) plan fiduciary (or delegates another entity to serve in such capacity). Transamerica does not act as a 3(16) plan fiduciary.
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