Comments on SECURE Act Guidance in IRS Notice 2020-68

Nova 401(k) Associates and our affiliate, Administrative Fiduciary Services Inc. (collectively “NOVA”), are writing to provide comments with respect to IRS Notice 2020-68 (the “Notice”). Nova is a third-party administrator serving over 6,500 employers. Our current practice also includes multiple employer plans (‘MEPs’). Nova’s primary focus is on employers with fewer than 2,000 employees. Our affiliate, Administrative Fiduciary Services Inc. (‘AFS’) serves as an independent administrative fiduciary and provides administrative fiduciary services and support.

Comments on Pooled Plan Provider Registration Proposed Regulations

Nova 401(k) Associates and our affiliate, Administrative Fiduciary Services Inc. (collectively “NOVA”), are writing to provide comments with respect to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Proposal”) to provide a registration process for pooled plan providers (“PPP”) who wish to sponsor a pooled employer plan (“PEP”). Nova expects to register as a PPP and is supportive of the Department of Labor’s (the “Department”) regulatory initiative.

Hooker Invited to Serve on Prestigious TPA Advisory Council

MEDIA CONTACTs: Russell J. Hooker, russ@nova401k.com, 713.881.9313 and Terri Hale, hale.terri@principal.com, 515.283.8858

Hooker Invited to Serve on Prestigious TPA Advisory Council

Select group provides insight on third party administrators to the Principal Financial Group

Houston, Texas – The Principal Financial Group announces Russell J. Hooker and Nova 401(k) Associates has been invited to serve on its Third Party Administrator (TPA) Advisory Council for 2011. Hooker joins a panel of nine other select TPAs from across the nation who will provide input to The Principal on key trends and regulatory issues impacting TPAs and their clients. “Russell has extensive expertise and experience in the retirement plan industry,’ said Doug Grove, vice president and national sales director for retirement and investor services at The Principal. “We are delighted to welcome Russell to our advisory council, which plays a vital role in shaping the resources we make available to help TPAs manage and grow their businesses more efficiently.” Members of the TPA Advisory Council are considered leaders and experts in their field. The council’s real world experience helps guide The Principal in expanding and improving its flexible platform of tools, services and pricing designed to help TPAs be more competitive.

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Nova 401(k) Associates Makes a Strategic Hire

Houston, TX, April 25, 2011

Nova 401(k) Associates has added another sales representative with a hefty resume to its team, expanding its sales force in Texas to five. Sadie Gensler-Hooker will assist advisors and plan sponsors with plan design, compliance, and administration of both defined contribution and defined benefit plans.

The TPA was able to convince yet another sales person to leave a big corporate player and join what is becoming one of the most formidable sales teams of any provider, TPA or otherwise in Texas. Sadie comes to Nova 401(k) Associates from Principal Financial Group, following Jerry Lopez and Steve Hale, who both left Schwab last year to join the firm.

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