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Principal TPA EdgeSM

Principal TPA EdgeSM is a full-service, unbundled Third Party Administrator (TPA) program enabling the Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) to team with financial professionals and TPAs to provide more complete retirement plan services to plan sponsors.

At The Principal, our full-service, unbundled TPA program offers the same level of experience and expertise you've come to expect from us in our bundled service model.

Program overview
Plan sponsor and participant services
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Program overview

We understand that an all or nothing approach doesn't work for all plan sponsors, that's why our full-service unbundled solution can help meet their specific needs. We are working hard to enhance how we can:

  • Help with the sales process
  • Offer support with plan sponsor and participant services
  • Assist with managing information flow

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Plan sponsor and participant services

This arrangement is packed with many value-added and innovative services:

Plan sponsor services

  • Access to products through an array of investment managers
  • Investment Option Guidebook to aid in the establishment of policy and selection of investment options for your plan
  • Directions Guidebook, an online plan operation guidebook
  • Benefit distribution assistance
  • Electronic data reporting

Participant services

  • Comprehensive participation and communication strategies, including local enrollment assistance and enrollment materials.
  • Asset allocation tools to simplify investing
  • 24-hour access to accounts via Internet or by phone
  • Educational materials about retirement saving
  • Access to online investment advice
  • Retirement plan statements
  • Plan Ahead.Get Ahead.SM, a monthly participant magazine

Learn more

Find out more about our innovative products by selecting a link from the Principal TPA Edge menu on the left.

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