Ameritas

Firm Profile

Ameritas…proud to be in the business of fulfilling life. Life will never be free from uncertainty. But when uncertainty is minimized, life can be maximized. This is our calling at Ameritas. With financial strength, we offer competitive insurance, employee benefits and financial products and services. And we service them in a highly welcoming, highly ethical, highly professional manner that builds lasting trust and enduring relationships.

KEY CONTACTS
Sales/Service: John Burke, (504) 427-8594, jburke@ameritas.com

WEBSITE
www.Ameritas.com

PRIMARY MARKET(S) SERVED
Micro (<$1 million), Small ($1-$10 million)

# OF PLANS/PARTICIPANTS SERVED BY TYPE
As of 06/30/17
401(k): 5,574/107,997
457: 325/950
Defined benefit: 100/1,000
Cash balance: 75/550

PLANS BY CHANNEL (Direct/Advisor): 20/6,074
Platforms used: SunGard OmniASP

ASSET ALLOCATION FUNDS
• American Century
• American Funds
• T. Rowe Price
• Vanguard

ADVISOR SUPPORT SERVICES
External wholesalers focused on advisors: 19
External wholesalers focused on institutional: 1
Internal wholesalers focused on advisors: 10
Internal wholesalers focused on institutional: 1

Compliance support, plan benchmarking, target-date evaluation tools, training for DC plan sales/service, investment committee meetings, in-the field relationship manager for annual fund and plan reviews for all plans over $1,000,000

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT SERVICES
Retirement income estimates/projections, rollover services, call center support, Facebook page, smartphone access to participant balances and transactions

PLAN SPONSOR SUPPORT SERVICES
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) protects the rights of participants and beneficiaries of retirement plans. Ameritas is prepared to help you understand your duties as a fiduciary by providing a wide range of support.

Fiduciary Handbook: We provide a Fiduciary Handbook plan sponsors can use to help manage fiduciary responsibilities. It contains an overview of fiduciary responsibilities, information on ERISA Section 404(c), a sample investment policy statement and simplified plan review checklist.

To help manage the risks and responsibilities of operating a retirement program, Ameritas has teamed up with Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. (Mesirow Financial) to provide two levels of fiduciary protection for the selection and monitoring of investment options for a retirement plan.

Mesirow Financial 3(21) service offers a “help me do it” flexible approach to providing fiduciary coverage for investment selection and monitoring. Mesirow Financial 3(38) service offers a “do it for me” approach for investment selection and monitoring.

Mesirow Financial assumes full discretion for selecting, monitoring and replacing the investment options, if necessary.

OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES
For governmental entities, Ameritas offers professional services, comprehensive tools
and competitive performance for these types of plans:
• 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans
• 401(a) Retirement Plans
• Governmental 414(h) Salary Deferral Plans