DRESHER, Pa. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement services provider, has received top rankings in the Cogent Research Retirement Planscape® 2013 study. The study – a survey of plan sponsors who are aware of the firm – reviews plan sponsors’ perceptions of service and support from the top 36 leading plan providers.
“The results of the survey speak directly to the standards of quality and excellence we strive to achieve every day at Ascensus. Distinguishing ourselves in the retirement plan provider space through superior service and support is a fundamental component to our approach”
Ascensus ranks among the top ten in all nine categories, claiming first place in six of the categories. Ascensus’ first place ranking categories include: Best-in-Class Plan Sponsor Service and Support, Best-in-Class Participant Service and Support, Transparency of Fees, Good Value for Money, Easy to Do Business With, and Precise and Timely Recordkeeping Services.
“The results of the survey speak directly to the standards of quality and excellence we strive to achieve every day at Ascensus. Distinguishing ourselves in the retirement plan provider space through superior service and support is a fundamental component to our approach,” says Ascensus’ executive vice president of strategic business and support services, Neil Smith.
Linda York, Vice President of Syndicated Division at Cogent and author of the report agrees: “Ascensus performs remarkably well among plan sponsors aware of the firm, achieving top-ranking scores in association with several key brand attributes that have the most impact on future consideration. Notably, Ascensus earns its highest scores for precise and timely recordkeeping services, good value for the money, and best-in-class plan sponsor and participant support – areas that few other, more widely-known providers have been able to lay claim.”
The Cogent Research Retirement Planscape® 2013 study is based on a representative survey of 1,500 defined contribution plan sponsors across all plan sizes and industries. Cogent Research is a division of Market Strategies International.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Ascensus is a leading provider of high-quality retirement plan solutions for organizations of all sizes. Through its 1,100+ highly trained associates and one of the largest ERISA consulting practices in the U.S., Ascensus provides recordkeeping and administrative services to over 43,000 retirement plans and administers over 1.5 million IRAs. Ascensus partners with financial institutions to offer tailored solutions to meet the needs of financial professionals, employers, and individuals. For more information, visit www.ascensus.com.
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