The USI Consulting Group (USICG) difference

Every organization is unique in its nature, ideology, future plans and financial goals. USICG conceptualizes customized strategies to help you optimize your resources and goals. Whether you are completely unfamiliar with an ESOP or already have a plan in place but need more efficient administration, we can enter at any stage in the life cycle of the plan.

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  Employer support

  • Dedicated and experienced service team to manage all aspects of each plan
  • Tailored services to meet the unique needs of the employer
  • No proprietary products or services
  • Transparent pricing structure

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  Employee support

  • Comprehensive and integrated employee experience
  • Call center representatives that understand both 401(k) plans and ESOPs
  • Custom 401(k)/ESOP participant statements
  • Targeted ESOP education and communications

USI Consulting Group is your trusted partner with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
We will work with you to structure your plan to maximize benefits for your company, employees and stockholders.

 

USICG assisted a large privately held ESOP client in its transition to becoming publicly traded. To help address the concerns of thousands of participants, USICG's ESOP-focused call center fielded calls from several thousand participants over two to three months.

As part of this process, USICG coordinated a comprehensive communication effort to inform ESOP participants about the change, how it would impact the ESOP, and how it would affect distributions from the plan. Additionally, USICG utilized it’s streamlined online distribution election system to process over 425 distribution elections electronically in a unique 30-day election period.

The benefits resulted include*:

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Participant base was informed and educated about the IPO through custom, plan specific communication materials produced by USICG


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The company was shielded from receiving over 9,000 participant calls and roughly 1000 hours of talk time during this plan year


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USICG administration team effectively navigated them through the IPO process and accommodated the plan changes resulting from it


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Years later, the 2019 plan year was audited by the IRS and produced no material finding or issues with administration in what was a very challenging year

A regional bank recently engaged USICG for assistance with their KSOP, a combined ESOP and 401(k) under the umbrella of a single plan arrangement, after experiencing a lack of consistent participant support and dissatisfaction with their recordkeeper and plan administrator.

USICG provided a comprehensive participant portal, experienced benefit representatives that understand the unique provisions of their KSOP, an integrated services team to assist with recordkeeping and administration and fiduciary governance.

The benefits resulted include*:

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Significant time saved by Bank staff working with USICG


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63% fee savings in investment consulting fees


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Improved participant experience and enhanced appreciation, visibility and value for the KSOP


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72% fee savings in investment expenses by switching from mutual funds to collective investment trusts

* Actual results will vary. The use of any stated benefits in this case study is intended for illustrative purposes only and may not be used to predict or project future results.

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