Government rules and regulations for 401(k) plans are complex and change often. Compliance can be daunting, and one misstep can lead to devastating consequences. That is why clients rely on us as a trustee and advisor.
As a trustee, First Bankers communicates, educates, and advocates for trust beneficiaries. With our experienced and knowledgeable team, we administer retirement plans and stay informed of regulations to ensure compliance and protect benefits.
A 401(k) plan is a qualified defined contribution plan that permits employees to set aside tax-deferred funds each pay period. The flexibility a 401(k) plan offers make it the most popular employee choice for retirement savings.
First Bankers tailors plan services to meet client needs including:
With access to multiple investment platforms and the ability to hold both publically traded and privately held company stock, we serve a wide range of clients from startups to multi-million dollar 401(k) plans. Clients rely on our expertise for practical advice on retirement plan issues and strategy.
We serve companies in two ways:
Talk to us today about helping your employees retire well.
Ashley Melton – Senior Vice President, Fiduciary Advisory Group
Ashley has over two decades of experience in employee benefits. Her past work experience includes Vice President with Wilmington Trust Company and ING as well as holding a management position at The Vanguard Group. Ashley’s memberships include ASPA, the Profit Sharing Council of America, NCEO, and The ESOP Association. She holds NASD Series 6, 26, 63, 65, and Life, Accident, Health, Disability, Property, and Casualty Insurance Licenses. Ashley has been with First Bankers since 2006.
Blake Mock, AIF® – Vice President, Fiduciary Services Group
Blake’s expertise is in ERISA qualified plans including 401(k) plans and nonqualified plans. He gained this expertise through working for MetLife Financial Services and eventually running an independent financial services firm. Blake is a graduate of Quincy University with a BS in Management. He earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Executive Education at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Blake has been with First Bankers since 2006 and currently services numerous employee benefit plans nationwide assisting them with 404(c) compliance, Investment Policy, Section 408(b)2 matters, valuation of closely held stock, and plan design.