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.

Third Party Administrator Divisions

The Pension Service

Retirement Plan Consultants (TPA Services)

TPS Group HR

HR Functions

Benefits Plus

Employer Sponsored Benefit Plans

TPS Group Medical

Group Medical Benefits

Third Party Administrator Services

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) Consulting

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.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Consulting

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

Retirement Administration Services Consulting

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

Pension Consultation Services Consulting

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

401(k) Plans Consulting

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.

Defined Benefit Plans Consulting

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. 

MEP Retirement Plans Consulting

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.

Profit Sharing Plans
Profit Sharing Plans Consulting

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.

Public Works Plans Consulting

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.

Creative Plan Design Consulting

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.

More Retirement Plan Types Consulting

We offer a variety of retirement plans for businesses of all sizes.

Third Party Administrator Team Members

James P. Cantey
James P. Cantey

President and Owner

Ben Gagliano
Ben Gagliano

Partner and Vice-President

Michele Henry
Michele Henry

Vice-President of Operations

Phil Coco
Phil Coco

Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

Diane Durso
Diane Durso

Sales Consultant/Client Relationship Representative, North Haven, CT location

Bethany Goodrich
Bethany Goodrich

Sales Consultant, Westbrook, Maine location

Wendy Williamson
Wendy Williamson

Vice President - Defined Contribution Department

Matthew Sicilia
Matthew Sicilia

Vice President & Consulting Actuary

Ella Aderhold
Ella Aderhold

Vice President, Pension Plan Design and Consulting

Kristen Alexander
Kristen Alexander

Vice President, AST Department, North Haven, CT location

Pamela Clinch
Pamela Clinch

Defined Contribution Manager, Westbrook, ME location

Gayle Lyons
Gayle Lyons

Defined Contribution Manager, Acton, MA location

Kristen Hescox
Kristen Hescox

Defined Contribution Manager, Buffalo NY location

Jennifer Davie, Esq.
Jennifer Davie, Esq.

Legal Counsel

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 Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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Office Locations

North Haven, CT

Tel: (203) 234-2229
Fax: (203) 234-8369

Acton, MA

Tel: (978) 369-2318
Fax: (978) 379-8481

Westbrook, ME

Tel: (207) 854-1304
Fax: (207) 854-1305

Buffalo, NY

Tel: (716) 839-9405
Fax: (716) 839-9713

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