Our Services

The Perfect Retirement Path

TriStar is dedicated to serving our clients.

Our team wants to create a retirement plan that works for its clients and their employees.  Whether it’s designing a new retirement plan or taking over an existing plan, we can help you reach your retirement goals. We’ll take you down a road that maximizes benefits, reduces plan costs, and maintains the direction of the business. View our list of services for defined contribution and defined benefit plans below:

Custom Plan Design and Documentation
Administration and Recordkeeping of Defined Contribution Plans
Annual Compliance Testing & Government Reporting
Consulting Services

Custom Plan Design & Documentation 

Selecting, customizing and implementing a plan can be a complex process. Our professional staff will guide you through each step of the process including:

  • Review the employer’s controlled group and/or affiliated service group situation.
  • Design a plan tailored to the needs of the owners, employees and the business itself.
  • If we are taking over a plan already in existence, we will review the existing plan provisions and if needed recommend changes to fully meet the employer’s goals and objectives.
  • Prepare plan documents as required by the IRS and DOL.
  • Prepare the Summary Plan Description required to be distributed to plan participants.

Learn about the Art of Customized Plan Design

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Administration & Recordkeeping
of Defined Contribution Plans

  • We perform the following services in order to provide for smooth and efficient plan operation:
  • Maintain participant vested percentage records.
  • Determine eligibility for allocation of employer contributions and forfeitures.
  • Allocate employer and employee contributions.
  • Allocate plan earnings.
  • Allocate forfeitures, if applicable.
  • Distribution processing: Calculation of distribution amount, preparation of required distribution notices, release forms and IRS Form 1099-R.
  • Loan processing: Set up of loan accounts, preparation of promissory note and amortization schedule and tracking loan repayments.
  • Hardship withdrawal processing: Determination of hardship distribution amount and preparation of application forms.
  • Reconcile trust accounts.
  • Prepare participant statements.
  • Monitor participants who are required to receive age 70½ distributions.

Qualified Retirement Plan Audits – What Your TPA Needs to Know

Annual Compliance Testing
and Government Reporting

Our professional staff has the knowledge and expertise to help keep your retirement plan in compliance with federal laws and regulations and, should violations occur, we provide you with methods of correction:

  • Contribution deductibility calculations (§404).
  • Annual additions testing (§415).
  • Top heavy testing (§416).
  • Coverage testing (§410(b)).
  • ADP/ACP testing (applicable to 401(k) plans).
  • Preparation of IRS Form 5500 and related schedules.
  • Preparation of Summary Annual Report for participants.

Compliance and Administrative Deadlines to Remember

Consulting Services

  • Plan amendments, terminations, & mergers.
  • Assist with IRS and DOL audits.
  • Provide assistance with plan design changes.
  • Conduct special plan or participant benefit studies or projections

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TriStar Pension Consulting | 405-848-401k | contact@tristarpension.com