Big corporations use retirement plans like the 401k to attract and keep good employees. Whether you are self-employed or if you have up to 100 employees, the SIMPLE IRA may give you big-time retirement benefits without the big-time start-up and operating costs.  Voya can help you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan for your small businesses.  We can serve as the IRA custodian holding assets for each employee, too. 

Key Features

  • Easy for you.  Even the IRS says the SIMPLE IRA is “easy and inexpensive to set up and operate”. To adopt a SIMPLE IRA plan, all you need to do is sign the IRS Model Form 5304-SIMPLE or Form 5305-SIMPLE.
  • Something for everybody. You can set up a SIMPLE IRA plan for all kinds of businesses and organizations with up to 100 employees including self-employed, tax-exempt employers, and governmental entities. 
  • Employers choose from two types of contribution plans. The employer can either match the employee’s contribution up to 3% of the employee’s annual salary, or make a fixed contribution based on 2% of the employee’s salary. The latter is often referred to as a “non-elective” plan because the employer makes the 2% contribution even if the employee makes no contribution.
  • A nice perk for all employees. Employees do not have to contribute and they are 100% vested from the beginning. The SIMPLE IRA plan must cover all employees and you generally cannot sponsor another retirement plan. 
  • Catch-up allowed. Employees over the age of 50 can make their own catch-up contributions of up to $3,000 a year. 
  • Voya can help. We’ve got all the forms and information you need to start your SIMPLE IRA. 


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