Adding a New Investment Option to a Retirement Plan

A retirement savings plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), is a valuable employee retention and recruitment benefit. But sponsoring one takes a great deal of work and employees do not always fully understand the plan’s value or utilize its benefits. Meanwhile, you need to make sure the investment options are sound, diverse, and low cost while meeting participant needs. That means developing an investment policy statement and monitoring process that:

  • provides ongoing vigilance,
  • regularly reviews participant and fund behavior, and
  • considers new investment options.