With Gallagher 401(k) Choice Pooled SolutionsSM, small business owners can design a plan that best suits their needs: Either 401(k) Group Retirement Plans or the 401(k) Choice Pooled Employer PlanSM.

We make it easy by offering employers a flexible suite of recordkeeping, administrative, fiduciary and investment management services. Backed by industry professionals and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of businesses of all sizes, adopting employers can benefit from:

  • Reduced administrative costs compared to single employer 401(k) plans
  • Investment services and selections that make the most sense for their employees
  • Reduced fiduciary risk

Great alternative to state-mandated plans

Nineteen states already mandate certain employers to offer retirement plans or require their employees to enroll in state-run programs. Several other states have proposed legislation for retirement plan mandates. Is your state one of them?

Reduce 90% of your administration tasks with our one contract

Gallagher 401(k) Group Retirement Plans

  • Plan sponsors gain access to an investment lineup where investment selection and ongoing monitoring is outsourced to a discretionary investment manager.
  • TAG resources prepare, sign and file the 5500 on behalf of the company.
  • Typically, this option is best suited for smaller businesses and organizations.

Gallagher 401(k) Choice Pooled Employer PlanSM

  • This option treats multiple plans as one large plan.
  • A pooled plan provider (PPP) sponsors, administers and oversees the plan.
  • PPP files one combined Form 5500 for the pooled employee plan (PEP).
  • Large plans benefit from reduced audit costs.

Attract and retain talented employees with this unique benefit

Employees and employers both agree that a competitive retirement package is a top consideration when evaluating their total rewards package. But only 27% of employees were confident in their ability to save enough to cover expenses in retirement, and 61% think they could get a better retirement package with another employer.* Stay competitive with a retirement plan solution that grows with you.


*"Saving for Retirement: Employee and Employer Attitudes Towards Retirement Benefits," Buck, A Gallagher Company, 2023. PDF file.


The Choice Pooled Solutionâ„  is not a multiple employer plan (MEP). Unlike a MEP, certain plan qualification and ERISA requirements are applied at the individual plan 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 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).

Information regarding retirement plans is general and is not intended as legal or tax advice. Retirement plans are complex, and the federal and state laws or regulations on which they are based vary for each type of plan and are subject to change. In addition, some products, investment vehicles, and services may not be available or appropriate in all workplace savings plans. Plan sponsors and plan administrators may wish to seek the advice of legal counsel or a tax professional to address their specific situations.

TRANSAMERICA PYRAMID LOGO is a service mark of Transamerica Corporation. Administrative Group, LLC dba Transamerica Fiduciary Services is the PPP, a named plan fiduciary, and Administrative Group, LLC dba TAG Resources is the 3(16) Plan Administrator and TPA, a named fiduciary, and is affiliated with Transamerica entities, including without limitation Transamerica Retirement Solutions, LLC, Transamerica Investors Securities Corporation, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company, and Transamerica Trust Company. Transamerica Retirement Solutions, LLC is the recordkeeper for the PEP. Transamerica Retirement Solutions, LLC does not act as a plan fiduciary.

Choice Pooled SolutionsSM, Choice Pooled Employer PlanSM, and Choice PEPSM are service marks of Transamerica Corporation.

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