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Retirement plan products

Retirement solutions

We offer a variety of retirement products and innovative services to help you recruit and retain top talent, and position your employees to save for a secure retirement.

401(k) and profit sharing plans

Take advantage of our flexible, customizable 401(k) plan design options that are based on employer goals, budget and employee demographics. We offer both bundled and unbundled platforms.

You can select investment options from an open architecture platform offering over 6,000 unique investment options or choose from a lineup of funds offering 3(38) investment fiduciary support.

Pooled Employer Plans (PEP)

Employers can reduce work and maximize fiduciary protection by adopting our pooled employer plan (PEP). A PEP is a type of retirement vehicle that is maintained as a single plan while allowing multiple unrelated employers to participate, achieving economies of scale typically only attained by larger plans. It operates similar to traditional single employer retirement programs but with the majority of administrative and fiduciary duties outsourced to the pooled plan provider and investment manager.

Defined benefit/pension plans

Differentiate yourself in the market and reward your employees with a valuable defined benefit plan — or pension plan — that pays a promised benefit at retirement.

Regardless of how the plan investments perform, the benefits participants receive will not change. What changes is the amount the employer is required to contribute to the plan.

Defined benefit plans are attractive for large companies that want to offer retirement security for their employees. Smaller firms with high-income employees may also enjoy the potential increase in tax benefits that come with greater retirement contributions.

Cash balance plans

Bridge the gap between a traditional defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan with a cash balance plan.

Here’s how it works: an employer promises an employee a contribution equal to a percent of each year’s earnings and a rate of return on that contribution. Benefit amounts are unaffected by investment value fluctuations.

This plan is ideal for smaller employers with a reliable earnings stream to fund contributions every year and maximize benefits to employees nearing retirement age.

403(b) and 457 plans1

Eligible tax-exempt and non-profit organizations can benefit from our 403(b) and 457 plans that offer flexible, customizable plan design options to support positive employee outcomes. Investment options are available from a robust open architecture platform offering over 14,000 investment options that utilize client first investment practices. Age and risk tolerance based allocation portfolios are available to help simplify investing strategies and appeal to employees' desired level of involvement.

Pension risk transfer 

With one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry, we’ve been fulfilling our promises to pay since 1880. But we recognize pension risk transfer (PRT) is about more than financial strength; it’s also about people.

At Securian Financial, we consider financial capital and human capital, fulfilling pension obligations to retirees and treating them as well as their employer would. We built our PRT business around this commitment and have demonstrated expertise in servicing retirees including administering defined benefit retirement plans since 1947.

PRT Retiree Satisfaction Survey

  • 97% Welcome kit satisfaction
  • 97% Timeliness of payments
  • 96% Overall customer service

Survey results as of 12/31/2019

Institutional products supporting retirement plans

Securian Financial supports the capital preservation needs of the retirement plan industry through issuance of Guaranteed Investment Contracts to stable value portfolios as well as additional solutions issued directly to retirement plans that work with other recordkeepers.  Our financial strength is complemented by fixed income investment expertise that provides attractive returns backed by sound return guarantees.

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Experienced investment professionals, flexible investing solutions and simplified administration are just a few reasons why.

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1. Securian Financial has contracted with NWPS to provide recordkeeping services. NWPS is not an affiliate of Securian Financial Group, Inc., Minnesota Life Insurance Company, or Securian Life Insurance Company. Mutual fund assets are held in custodial accounts at Mid Atlantic Trust Company. Mid Atlantic Trust Company is not an affiliate of Securian Financial Group, Inc., Minnesota Life Insurance Company or Securian Life Insurance Company.

Securian Financial's qualified plan products are offered through a group variable annuity contract issued by Minnesota Life Insurance Company.

This information is a general discussion of the relevant federal tax laws provided to promote ideas that may benefit a taxpayer. It is not intended for, nor can it be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding federal tax penalties. Taxpayers should seek the advice of their own advisors regarding any tax and legal issues specific to their situation.

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