From the Wires
MassMutual Retirement Services Strengthens 401(k) Roster
Firm Selected By Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. as New Retirement Plan Provider
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 20, 2013 02:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been selected by Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. as the new recordkeeper for the company's 401(k) retirement plan, today serving approximately 42 participants. Assets added to MassMutual's platform from the company's retirement plan total more than $2.4 million.
Headquartered in Compton, Calif., Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. specializes in concrete products and has been in business since 1950.
"MassMutual stood out as a clear choice following our diligent search for a new retirement plan provider due to the firm's competitive fee structure and flexibility of investment options," says David Tuebner, CFP, vice president with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, who assisted with the search. "Another key differentiator was MassMutual's strong commitment to participant education, and Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. could not be more pleased with the prompt deployment of group and personalized one-on-one educational meetings with employees," adds Tuebner.
"MassMutual's focus on participant outcomes and participant success is truly exceptional, and that has been evident throughout the sales and implementation process. In addition, as a TPA firm, we love working with MassMutual because they are a great partner and make it easy for us to do our job efficiently and effectively, which ultimately makes Concrete Tie's job easier as well. We are thrilled to be working with MassMutual on this plan!" adds Ian Salisbury, pension consultant with Actuarial Benefits Corp.
"The transition to MassMutual was seamless," says Steve Sim, controller with Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. "This was the second time I've moved to a new 401(k) provider and this was by far the easiest, thanks in part to our transition manager being so organized and knowledgeable with every step of the process. Participant education was also very important to us in choosing our next provider. Each of our employees had a one-on-one meeting with a MassMutual Retirement Education Specialist who walked through the process of logging in to their accounts online and making changes. Each person also received a consultation on their own personal retirement situation. We are happy to recommend MassMutual," adds Sim.
"MassMutual is pleased to welcome Concrete Tie Industries, Inc. as a valued new retirement services client," says Elaine Sarsynski, executive vice president, MassMutual's Retirement Services Division and chairman and CEO of MassMutual International LLC. "We are proud to offer our highly effective communication and education programs and world-class participant service to plans of all sizes and look forward to helping Concrete Tie Industries, Inc.'s employees make the most of their 401(k)s," adds Sarsynski.
For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long term.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.
MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.
For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find MassMutual on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+. For information regarding MassMutual's Retirement Services Division, you may also visit massmutual.com/retire or find us on Facebook.com/RetireSmart and YouTube.com/RetireSmart.
Copyright ©2013 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and affiliates, Springfield, MA 01111-0001. All rights reserved.
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