TPS Group is a Third-Party Retirement Administrator (TPA) firm.

At TPS Group, we know that whe you choose a Employee Benefits Consulting Firm will have a significant impact on the shape and perception of your Employee Benefit Program.

Selecting and hiring the right fit amongst your opptions of Third Party Administrator (TPA) firms will make a impact positive and add value to the retirement plans you offer to your employees.

Highly impressed with their level of expertise and outstanding customer service.

Highly impressed with their level of expertise and outstanding customer service.

I highly recommend TPS Group and their quality third-party administration for our 403(b) plan. During our long relationship with TPS Group, we have never failed to be impressed with their level of expertise and outstanding customer service. They keep their promises and it’s easy to work with them. Having our own rep Lauren McNabb is a plus!

- Don Senecal

"Extremely Helpful to Our Business"

"Extremely Helpful to Our Business"

Malinda deserves special recognition. She is prompt, courteous, and professional. We find her to be extremely helpful to our business.

- Angela Simino

"Answers All Of My Questions In A Clear Manner"

"Answers All Of My Questions In A Clear Manner"

Our case administrator, Susan, has been absolutely wonderful and is a joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable, patient, answers all of my questions in a clear manner, and is professional.

- Kathy Townsend

They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

For many years we’ve relied on TPS Group’s extensive knowledge and industry expertise to keep us in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as changes in the law. Their attention to detail is just what we need to keep our business operations running smoothly. They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

- Dan Neal

Dependable, experienced, and professional

Dependable, experienced, and professional

Dependable, experienced, and professional, our TPS Group recruiter was an invaluable resource, helping us locate and vet quality talent.

- Tyler R. Vunk

Third Party Administrator Services

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts are funded and owned solely by the employer and utilized for the benefit of employees to cover the cost of medical expenses chosen by the employer.

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Offering your employees Flexible Spending Account Benefits. FSAs offer many benefits for both employers and employees, including substantial savings on qualified healthcare expenses.

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Retirement Administration Services

Retirement Administration Services

At TPS Group, we offer all of the services you need to simplify the management of your company retirement plan and to maintain compliance.

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Pension Consultation Services

Pension Consultation Services

TPS Group is a Third Party Retirement Administrator (TPA) committed to your company's success.

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401(k) Plans

401(k) Plans

Here at The Pension Service, we understand Retirement Plans and the importance that they play within your company; for both you and your employees. TPS Group works with businesses like yours to help achieve long-term success. The Pension Service will help you design a 401(k) Program that your employees can easily understand and feel confident participating in.

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403(b) Plans

403(b) Plans

A 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan or tax deferred annuity (TDA), is a retirement plan for employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, employees of public schools, and certain ministers. The plan can take the form of an annuity contract, a retirement account set up for church employees, or a custodial account invested in mutual funds.

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457 Plans

457 Plans

A non-qualified, deferred compensation plan established by state and local governments and tax-exempt employers under IRC Section 501. They can be either eligible plans under IRC 457(b) or ineligible plans under IRC 457(f).

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Defined Benefit Plans

Defined Benefit Plans

A company retirement plan in which a retired employee receives a specific amount based on salary history and years of service and in which the employer bears the investment risk.

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Cash Balance Plans

Cash Balance Plans

A cash balance plan is a pension plan under which an employer credits a participant's account with a set percentage of his or her yearly compensation plus interest credits.

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MEP Retirement Plans

MEP Retirement Plans

Managing a retirement plan for your company shouldn’t be a burden. When you enroll in The Multiple Employer Plan from The Pension Service you benefit from the support of a company with 50 years of experience in administering retirement plans for businesses just like yours.

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Profit Sharing Plans

Profit Sharing Plans

TPS Group offers the expertise needed to develop and implement a Profit Sharing Plan that is tailor fit to your business. As with 401(k) plans, you can make a profit-sharing plan as simple or as complex as you want. A profit-sharing plan is available for a business of any size, and it can be established even if a company already has other retirement plans.

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Public Works Plans

Public Works Plans

A simple, low cost, innovative approach to Prevailing Wage Law Compliance. Our program offers an easy to understand solution that satisfies DOL requirements, while providing an open shop contractor the opportunity to not only lower their expenses, but reduce their liability.

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Creative Plan Design

Creative Plan Design

At The Pension Service, we are committed to provide the highest quality actuarial, consulting and retirement plan administration services by listening carefully and being responsive with creative solutions that meet the unique needs and objectives of our clients.

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More Retirement Plan Types

More Retirement Plan Types

We offer a variety of retirement plans for businesses of all sizes, including 401(k) Plans, Profit Sharing Plans, Creative Plan Design, Public Works Plans, & MEP Retirement Plans, and all of the options below.

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3(16) Plan Administration

With TPS 3(16) Service, LLC as the 3(16) fiduciary, employers can rest easy knowing that all plan decisions are made in the best interest of the participants.

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Third Party Administrator Team Members

Third Party Administrator Resources

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

  • State employment laws
  • State independent contractor rules
  • Unemployment
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Safety training & compliance assistance
O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine

Job analysis and job description development

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Human resource data – laws, policies, forms and tools

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Benefit plan compliance and assistance (health and retirement) COBRA HIPPA

Third Party Administrator Videos

Plan Fiduciary Services and Why They Matter

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

Paying Fees From Plan Assets

Third Party Administrator Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does a company have to do after establishing a profit sharing plan?

A: 

If you establish a profit-sharing plan, you: 

  • Can have other retirement plans
  • Can be a business of any size
  • Need to annually file a Form 5500

Third Party Administrator Articles

Performance Development vs Performance Management: Is it Time for a Change?

Performance Development vs Performance Management: Is it Time for a Change?

“I’ve been doing performance reviews for the past 20 years, and I’ve never gone back and looked at any of them once they were submitted.” “I usually just ...

Why Your Company should Hire a 3(16) Fiduciary

Why Your Company should Hire a 3(16) Fiduciary

Offering an attractive 401(k) plan is important to attract and retain good employees, but just as important is effective administration of the plan. Hiring ...

Pros and Cons of CARES Act Retirement Account Withdrawals

Pros and Cons of CARES Act Retirement Account Withdrawals

Bob’s wife, Angie, was laid off from her job in retail when the pandemic began and stores closed their doors. To make matters worse, Bob became infected ...

TPS Talks Newsletter | Apr. - May 2020 | Issue 1

TPS Talks Newsletter | Apr. - May 2020 | Issue 1

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COVID-19 and Workplace Stress: Tips for Managers and Leaders

COVID-19 and Workplace Stress: Tips for Managers and Leaders

As the engines of the economy restart in phases, many business leaders are grappling with concerns about the welfare and safety of their employees and ...

CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of TPS Group

CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of TPS Group

RECORDKEEPER/ADMINISTRATOR RENEWS CERTIFICATION TO INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES PITTSBURGH, May 27, 2020, CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 450 Million people worldwide are currently living with some level of mental illness including anxiety, depression ...

Handling Missing or Unresponsive Plan Participants: Tips for Fiduciaries

Handling Missing or Unresponsive Plan Participants: Tips for Fiduciaries

Missing or unresponsive retirement plan participants pose a challenge for plan sponsors, who have a fiduciary responsibility under ERISA to locate them ...

How the CARES Act Applies to Your Retirement Plan

How the CARES Act Applies to Your Retirement Plan

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Aligning Plan Design with Your Goals

Aligning Plan Design with Your Goals

Aligning Plan Design with Your Goals Most of us live in homes that were not custom-designed for us. We adapt to them rather than expect them to be optimized ...

IRS 5500 Extension

IRS 5500 Extension

The IRS has published some good news for Form 5500 filers—well, some Form 5500 filers. Under Notice 2020-23, released April 9, the extensions generally ...

The CARES Act and Retirement Plans

The CARES Act and Retirement Plans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Key provisions ...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

As America has nearly shut down overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic, we understand employers are faced with growing concerns about how to manage ...

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

Coronavirus Business Recovery TPS Group will continue representing the interests of you and your employees during this crisis and keep you informed of ...

IRS Extends 2019 Qualified Plan, IRA, HSA Contribution Deadlines

IRS Extends 2019 Qualified Plan, IRA, HSA Contribution Deadlines

The IRS on March 24 updated its website to indicate that it has extended until July 15, 2020 the deadlines for making contributions to workplace-based ...

TPS Group Statement On COVID-19 Outbreak

TPS Group Statement On COVID-19 Outbreak

At TPS Group, we care deeply about the safety of our employees, customers, and communities. Due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Dealing with Coronavirus: Employer Considerations

Dealing with Coronavirus: Employer Considerations

As the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increases in the United States, employers are faced with growing concerns about how to manage the impact ...

SECURE Act - Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement.

SECURE Act - Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement.

SECURE Act The goal of our nation’s retirement system is to create more opportunities for American workers to save and to make it easier for employers ...

Are You Getting Good Customer Service from Your TPA? Six Key Questions

Are You Getting Good Customer Service from Your TPA? Six Key Questions

Administering a retirement plan requires a high level of expertise, which is one reason employers choose a TPA for this function. A competent TPA relieves ...

Your World Evolves and Your Retirement Plan Should, Too

Your World Evolves and Your Retirement Plan Should, Too

The written version of your retirement plan, your plan document, defines how the plan operates. Naturally, when you started your plan, it reflected what ...

Understanding How Forfeitures Work in Your Retirement Plan

Understanding How Forfeitures Work in Your Retirement Plan

Understanding How Forfeitures Work in Your Retirement Plan When we talk about 401(k) retirement plans, we sometimes focus on the contributions made by ...

Encourage Greater Participation with a QACA Safe Harbor

Encourage Greater Participation with a QACA Safe Harbor

You already know that a 401(k) is a very popular retirement plan and, like other plan designs, it allows your employees to take advantage of tax deferrals ...

IRS Announces 2020 Pension Plan Limitations

IRS Announces 2020 Pension Plan Limitations

401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,500 for 2020; catch-up limit rises to $6,500 The Internal Revenue Service announced that employees in 401(k) ...

Understanding Why a QDIA Matters

Understanding Why a QDIA Matters

Understanding Why a QDIA Matters Auto-enrollment has been proven to be effective in raising participation rates in 401(k) plans. As a result, it's been ...

What Keeps Plan Sponsors Up at Night?

What Keeps Plan Sponsors Up at Night?

Plan sponsors have a lot on their plates. At the 2019 National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Summit, a panel of plan sponsors expressed their chief ...

Did You Know You Are a Fiduciary?

Did You Know You Are a Fiduciary?

When it comes to the topic of fiduciary responsibilities for qualified retirement plans, there are three things we know really well: Plan sponsors like ...

The Loan They Never Take May Make All the Difference

The Loan They Never Take May Make All the Difference

IRS rules provide for participant loans and hardship withdrawals from 401(k) and other plans. They’re not required, but rather left to the discretion of ...

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor You already know that a 401(k) is a very popular retirement plan and, like other plan designs, it allows your employees ...

Financial Wellness Is Essential to Saving for Retirement

Financial Wellness Is Essential to Saving for Retirement

Financial Wellness – It’s Essential to Saving for Retirement Introducing a workplace retirement plan can be a compelling way for emplyees to take control ...

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well For the most part, the news about Defined Benefit plans lately has not been particularly good. Whether a big ...

The Cost of Aging: Are You Ready?

The Cost of Aging: Are You Ready?

Forty-five years old, married with two teens, and employed full-time, Shannon struggled to care for her aging parents as their health deteriorated. Her ...

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Contributions Most people can contribute to their 401(k) without worrying about exceeding the annual contribution ...

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth A compelling feature of a 401(k) plan has always been the opportunity to contribute money from your current income on a pre-tax ...

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Retirement accounts have become an attractive target for cyber-thieves, and fraudulent activity is on the rise nationally. Here are important steps to ...

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Young adults of Generation Z, defined as the cohort of people born from 1997 on, are entering the workforce and will change the rule book just as the Millennials ...

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

It’s a new, startling labor trend in one of the strongest job markets in 19 years: “ghosting.” Once a term used primarily in the dating world to describe ...

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

Unless you are one of the lucky few with a lifetime medical plan paid for by your employer, health care costs are one of the largest expenses in retirement ...

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Many employees don’t contribute enough to their 401(k) to take full advantage of their employer’s matching contribution. Are you one of them? Maybe you ...

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

Don't Miss This Opportunity!  "Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar November 13, 2018 You are invited to a complimentary seminar and brunch buffet ...

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

For the 401(k) fiduciary, the importance of timely salary deferral deposits cannot be overstated. An employer that fails to remit employee contributions ...

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Are you at risk of a cyber-attack? The answer to that question is yes. Millions of credit card numbers and other forms of personal information are stolen ...

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal prevailing wage law governed by the Department of Labor that applies to contractors and subcontractors who perform work ...

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer significant tax advantages and can be an effective way to cover health care costs in retirement. By law, HSAs are ...

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

Advisors and plan sponsors benchmark plan fees, nvestments and other services that can be provided  by a record keeping platform, but rarely have I encountered ...

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