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Receive business and personal tax breaks

Contributions you make as the business owner are generally tax deductible by your business. You may also contribute as an employee, reducing your personal taxes. Total contribution limits, as an employee and employer, are nearly 10 times higher than a Traditional IRA.

Get advice and guidance

Funds and model portfolios — selected and managed by Morningstar Investment Management LLC — help take the guesswork out of investing. You also have access to educational call-center support from Plan Administrators, Inc. (PAi) and a suite of online investor‑education resources.Footnotes 1, 3

Contribute as your cash flow allows

With an Individual (or solo) 401(k), you decide how much to contribute, and you can choose to contribute as your cash flow allows. You can also make contributions whether or not you have a profit.

Understand your retirement journey

PAi's CoPilot includes Years of Retirement that helps you understand how many years you can afford to be retired.

Access your money when you need it

Loans and withdrawals are available if you choose these features in your plan. Always be sure to understand the tax implications before taking a loan.Footnote 2

Stay updated with Alerts

PAi's CoPilot offers proactive, relevant messaging that encourages you to participate in your retirement experience.
Important 2020 plan establishment deadlines
All other 401(k) plans: 12/28/2020
Interested in learning more? Read the Individual 401(k) fact sheet (PDF)

Contribution limits nearly 10x a Traditional IRA

Contribution
limits nearly
10x
a Traditional IRA

Need help setting up your plan?

Call 866.890.4177866.890.4177
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT to speak with a PAiFootnote 1 401(k) Consultant

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