Retirement Plan Sponsor Services

Areas of Concentration

Our Retirement Plan Division aims to reduce the burden on the Plan Sponsor while also working to decrease the liabilities encountered when operating a qualified retirement plan. Through our process, we will provide you with the tools you need in order meet your Fiduciary requirements in the following areas:

Service

  • Our service model includes an independent review of your current Record Keeper platform and a comparison to other strategies on the market.
  • We believe that targeted communication materials and ongoing engagement are among the most effective tools we have to empower your participants to save and invest regularly.
  • Our team will always be available to answer questions your employees have regarding their financial planning needs.
  • Whether it be a virtual or in-person meeting, recorded webinar, or monthly financial wellness newsletter, our team will help ensure that plan participants receive ongoing financial planning education, tailored to meet the needs of your employees.

Compliance

  • Our annual review process includes includes a complete internal audit of your Plan. We provide a detailed report demonstrating your efforts as a Fiduciary ensure that your Plan continues to meet your needs at a reasonable cost, engages your participants and is ERISA and DOL compliant.
  • As a 3(21), we will provide fiduciary coverage regarding a manageable list of investment options and fund monitoring as it relates to your fiduciary responsibilities under section 404(c)

Plan Design

  • Our process will take a goals-based approach to help you identify what the best Plan design is for the plan sponsor and plan participants. 
  • Our team will help you select investment options that will help you meet the longterm needs of your plan’s participants.
  • We provide guidance on the options that exist within the Plan design, the best ways to communicate the benefits of the Plan and engage participants.
  • Our team will review whether or not the current Plan design is suitable for the goals of the plan sponsor.

Fees and Expenses

  • We consult and negotiate on the 3 major plan expenses: Record Keeper and Advisor fees, TPA Fees and Fund Fees.
  • Our annual compliance review includes a stewardship report that helps provides full transparency on your Plan's expenses and will help you avoid the most common mistakes made by Plan Sponsors and Administrators.
  • We perform an independent audit which compares the fund fees and performance with their peers every quarter, and provide a detailed report to the Plan Administrator and Investment Committee.


Retirement Plan Division 

The goal of the Retirement Plan Division at Acacia Financial Group is to help reduce fiduciary liability by helping to create and maintain a high-quality retirement plan while providing a superior level of service to plan sponsors and ongoing educational support for your participants.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Pursell

Financial Professional

504-831-4494 x 241

rpursell@acaciafinancialgroup.com

Ryan joined Acacia Financial group after several years as an agent at New York Life. He brings to the team his passion of building personal relationships with individuals and business owners by helping them achieve their goals through...

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John Worrel, Jr., LUTCF, RFC, CIS

Financial Advisor

504-831-4494 x225

504-831-4488

jworrel@aicinvest.com

John Worrel began his financial services career in 1995 after a successful career in the computerized tax processing and business information industry and is now entering his 27th year as a financial advisor. John is committed to...

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Kevin O'Brien

Financial Consultant

504-831-4494 x232

504-831-4488

kobrien@aicinvest.com

KEVIN O'BRIEN is a Financial Advisor and Sales Manager for Acacia Financial Group. He has been practicing in the financial advisory field for over a decade, helping his clients meet their goals and objectives. Kevin obtained a Bachelor...

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Michael Cappo

Financial Representative

504-831-4494

504-831-4488

mcappo@acaciafinancialgroup.com

After 13 years of working in education as a teacher and a coach, I joined the Acacia Financial Group team as the Director of College Planning. As an educator, I saw the stress of both parents and students trying to navigate through the...

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Nick Impastato, LUTCF

Agent

504-831-4494 x227

504-831-4488

nimpastato@acaciafinancialgroup.com

Nick Impastato has more than 30 years of experience as both an agent and a manager in the financial services industry. He fosters a strong belief in nurturing a culture of professional dedication and caring for our clients and...

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Vicky Hoang

Office Manager

504-831-4494

vhoang@acaciafinancialgroup.com

Vicky McSwain Hoang joined us in 2020 with almost 15 years of administrative experience, some of which she spent years working in the financial services sector. Most recently, Vicky was a crucial part of Mt. Carmel High School’s...

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