New SBA service fills plan sponsors’ need for pandemic-friendly, cost-effective sourcing of third-party benefit service providers

the SBA Team Press

Travel restrictions and budgetary constraints caused by the global coronavirus pandemic have led some plan sponsors to put vendor search projects on hold. SBA’s Arm’s-Length Vendor Search service helps organizations make informed vendor selections and meet their due diligence and fiduciary obligations without having to assess vendors in person.

Finding the right voluntary benefits broker may be trickier than clients realize

Jay Schmitt, ASA Thought Leadership

When selecting a provider for voluntary benefits, small to midsize companies often turn to the same broker that serves their medical or retirement plan needs. But medical and retirement benefits brokers may lack the knowledge or impartiality required to deliver optimal service in the voluntary benefits space. An unbiased third party that neither sells insurance products nor receives commissions when its clients select insurance products can help with the broker search.