RAC Creates Template RFP for Higher Ed Plan Advisors
The Retirement Advisor Council
(RAC) announced on March 12 that it has developed a template request for proposal (RFP) for institutions of higher education to use in searching for advisors for their retirement plans. RAC makes the template available free of charge and with no copyright restrictions.
Users can customize the template, which includes 77 questions. The RAC intends the questionnaire to help plan sponsors to gauge advisors’ experience with institutions like theirs and their perspective on implementation and transition.
The template covers services retirement plan advisors commonly provide, including:
- investment services;
- participant services;
- provider services;
- fiduciary support; and
- compliance support.
The RAC’s website also provides a model protocol for conducting a search for a retirement plan advisor.