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Ameritas Retirement Plans Introduces 401k ELITE Multiple Employer Plan


Lincoln, Neb.//September 21, 2011//Ameritas Retirement Plans, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. (Ameritas Life), signed formal agreements with Pentegra Services, Inc. (Pentegra) and Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. (Mesirow Financial) to market the Employers 401k ELITE Retirement Plan. Employers who join a multiple employer plan (MEP) are not required to be related.

Each company brings its special expertise to this multiple employer plan.
  • Ameritas Retirement Plans is responsible for all recordkeeping services and the basic investment platform.
  • Pentegra serves as the MEP sponsor and the Board serves as the plan administrator.
  • Mesirow Financial’s Investment Strategies department selects the investment options and performs the duties of the 3(38) Investment Manager.

The Employers 401k ELITE Retirement Plan is being distributed by Ameritas Life and in New York by First Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York (First Ameritas).

“The Employers 401k ELITE Retirement Plan brings a new dimension to Ameritas Retirement Plans’ suite of programs, products and services,” noted Jim Schulz, senior vice president of Ameritas Retirement Plans. “For business owners wanting to offer a qualified retirement plan, the Employers 401k ELITE Retirement Plan combines simplicity with outstanding value. It relieves the business owner of many of the time-consuming duties and responsibilities required of plan sponsors.”

Pentegra President and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Albanese added, “We bring more than six decades of experience in managing multiple employer plans to the Employers 401k ELITE Retirement Plan. We are proud to join Ameritas Retirement Plans and Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. as a key player in bringing this plan to the marketplace.”

Non-registered group annuity contracts are issued by Ameritas Life or by First Ameritas in New York.

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For more information, contact:
Jessie Waller
Director of Marketing
Ameritas Retirement Plans
402-467-7332
jwaller@ameritas.com