About ARS

Administrative Retirement Services, Inc. (ARS) is a full service third-party administrator that was founded in 1998, with the goal of providing reasonably priced, creative plan design ideas to small to mid size companies. ARS currently administers over 400 plans with over $500,000,000 in plan assets. ARS:

Assists plan sponsors in all aspects of retirement programs, from plan design, document preparation, annual compliance testing and reporting to investment solutions.  ARS administers all types of qualified plans such as:  401(k), Safe Harbor, Profit Sharing, Cross Tested, Sole 401(k), SIMPLE, Safe Harbor Flip Flop, 403(b), 457, Cash Balance and Defined Benefit.

Has an experienced, qualified staff, unparalleled by our competition.  All ARS administrators have bachelors or masters degrees, have successfully completed the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) QKA designation and have multiple years of experience specific to retirement plan administration.  Our credentials also include two CPAs and an actuary. 

Represents clients on IRS & DOL audits and prepare IRS & DOL corrections, such as Self Correction and Voluntary Compliance Program Submissions.  In 17 years, we have never had a client pay a penalty for filing a late Form 5500.

Proves our quality service by boasting client retention beyond 8 years.  When a client calls, a specific plan administrator familiar with the plan and company answers.  If there is ever a question, that person is 100% accountable and will ensure satisfaction and resolution.

ARS Philosophy

Our philosophy at is to carefully listen to the client's objectives and design a customized retirement program which fits a company's needs and those of its employees. We believe a retirement plan is something which should continually evolve as the company and Internal Revenue Code changes.

ARS believes plan design and administration are the most important areas of a retirement program. The plan design must take into consideration the plan sponsor's objective and current tax legislation. The plan administration must be done timely and accurately, so as not to affect the plan's qualification status. Pertinent plan aspects, such as top heavy rules and plan testing requirements, must be communicated in a clear and concise manner.

ARS employs caring professionals who work exclusively on retirement plans and provide personal service in a timely manner.

ARS works with plan sponsors, accountants, attorneys, insurance agents and investment advisors. We assist plan sponsors in all aspects of retirement programs, from plan design to investment solutions to administration.

Getting Started with ARS

Get started by reviewing our Plan Types page.

When you are ready to begin working with ARS, complete our online company questionnaire.  ARS will respond with a retirement plan proposal tailored for your company or organization.

If you have any questions, please contact us for more information, or call us at (630) 942-0010 x1.