Pentegra Partners with Ameritas Retirement Plans and Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. to Offer Multiple Employer Plan

Sep 22, 2011, 13:33 ET from Pentegra Retirement Services

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentegra Retirement Services, a national provider of retirement products and services, has entered into formal agreements with Ameritas Retirement Plans and Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. to offer a multiple employer plan.

Marketed as The Elite(k) Multiple Employer Plan, each organization brings a unique scope of expertise to this arrangement.  Pentegra Services, Inc. will serve as the MEP sponsor and plan administrator, while Ameritas Retirement Plans will be responsible for all recordkeeping services, and Mesirow will serve as the ERISA 3(38) investment fiduciary. The program will be distributed through Ameritas Retirement Plans Regional Sales Directors nationwide.

Stated Pentegra President Robert C. Albanese, "Pentegra is one of the few providers that has built its business administering these types of programs—a unique advantage in the marketplace as multiple employer plans gain popularity. We are pleased to be able to bring our expertise to this arrangement."

Pentegra was founded in 1943 by the Federal Home Loan Bank System to offer a multiple employer defined benefit plan for System employees. Today, this multiple employer program, along with its companion defined contribution plan, are available to all federally-insured financial institutions.  With a legacy of offering multiple employer plan solutions for banks and credit unions nationwide, Pentegra is one of the few providers that offers true expertise and more than 65 years of experience in administering MEPs gained from its unique history.

Pentegra Retirement Services is a leading provider of retirement products and services to organizations nationwide. Founded by the Federal Home Loan Bank System in 1943, today Pentegra's retirement solutions are as diverse as the clients it serves. Pentegra offers a comprehensive array of full service retirement programs, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, ESOPs, KSOPs, profit sharing plans, 403(b) and non-profit plans, 457(b) and 457(f) plans, executive benefit and director plans, BOLI and full-service private label retirement programs.

For more information, contact John Schafer, Vice President at jschafer@pentegra.com or 800-872-3473, x534.

Pentegra Media Contact:
Richard Rausser
Vice President
Pentegra Retirement Services
800-872-3473 x415
rrausser@pentegra.com

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