Managing the Process, Promoting Plan Success
We are The Plan Advocate at Independence Square Advisors, an independent consulting practice advising retirement plan sponsors as investment fiduciaries.
We understand the main concerns that plague plan sponsors: fiduciary responsibilities, how their plan impacts their employees, and how to adequately prepare their employees for retirement. Plan sponsors seek to work with advisors who have specialized knowledge and experience with corporate retirement plans.
The Plan Advocate is a team of such specialized advisors within Independence Square Advisors – an independent retirement plan and wealth management services firm powered by LPL Financial as their broker/dealer.Contact Us
The ability to act as an ERISA 3(21) and 3(38) fiduciaries is an advantage in our industry and a responsibility we take very seriously.Learn More
Everyone benefits when employees can retire on time. What would a financial wellness program customized to your group of people look like?Learn More
Plan Design Assistance
We show you how best practices such as ease of eligibility, automatic enrollment, re-enrollments, and automatic contribution escalation might impact your company’s plan.Learn More
Understanding Extended Care
Understanding the types of extended care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
Medicare Advantage 101
Overview of Medicare Advantage, what’s in them, special rules, and more.
Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person
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The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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