CONNECTING HR & FINANCE
“Vinings is like our HR-CFO. When we have specialized HR finance, compliance, investment, or operational projects, we turn to Vinings. Vinings is a dependable, responsive, and cost-effective source of analysis and advice.”
We have a 25-year history of supporting our clients' operational excellence in executive retirement plans and other special projects.
Recent client projects:
We are aware of the IRS 409A audit initiative. We have many arrangements that may fall under 409A and are worried about noncompliance which could put our CEO and other executives at personal risk. Can you help?
We have a 401(k) excess plan for our executives. The design is so complex that our participants do not understand the Plan. In addition, determining eligibility for annual enrollment is extremely difficult CLIENT CONCERN and time-consuming. Is there a better plan design solution?
We only have a 401(k) plan and because of discrimination testing our executives are maxed out on their contributions. What do we do and how difficult/expensive is it to solve this problem for our management team?
We have been funding our nonqualified deferred compensation plan with mutual funds that mirror participant elections. As our assets and liabilities have increased, we are experiencing significant tax costs and volatility on our financial statements. Are there alternative investment strategies to control this?
Our rabbi trust is funded with corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) that was established years ago. No one here understands how these policies work or why they were chosen or if they should be continued. Should we get rid of them and use something else like mutual funds?
We are having retention issues with our sales professionals. What are our competitors doing to lure our people away and retain them? Are there special incentive programs we can adopt?
“Both Peter and I were impressed with the team Vinings has assembled, your attention to our needs and benefit projects... Thanks again and we enthusiastically look forward to working with the whole Vinings team in the years ahead.
“With plan sponsors becoming increasingly concerned about asset performance, regulatory complexity, plan governance, and the cost of plan management, our joint venture with Vinings significantly enhanced our offerings in this important market.”