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ShareBuilder 401k Costco Member Pricing


We work hard to keep your plan administration costs affordable and participant fees under 1%.

We're dedicated to providing you with simple and open pricing, making it easy to see what you'll pay. All of the fees that we could ever charge are plainly listed right here.

No other 401(k) provider that we've seen offers a complete, transparent pricing schedule up front — in fact, if you can find one, we'll give you an additional $50 off your 401(k) plan setup charge! (To get your additional $50 discount, just call one of our consultants at 866.817.1719 with the location of another company's full fee schedule.)

ShareBuilder 401k Pricing

Individual 401k   — Solo Owner(s) looking to save $5,000 or more per year
Assets One-time Setup Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
$0 - $249,999 $125 $13.50 0.75%
$250,000 - $999,999 No charge No charge 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M No charge No charge 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M No charge No charge 0.55%
$5M + No charge No charge 0.45%
Simplified 401k   — Maximize owner contribution and avoid IRS tests
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
≤ 10 Total Employees > 10 Total Employees 1 - 4 Total Employees 1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 250 Participants 251 - 500 Participants 501 - 1000 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $375 $760 $67.50 $85.00 $135.00 $180.00 $200.00 $240.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $300 $600 $36.00 $48.00 $80.00 $104.00 $132.00 $160.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $200 $400 $18.00 $24.00 $40.00 $56.00 $68.00 $80.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
Customized 401k   — Flexible matching, vesting or profit sharing options
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 250 Participants 251 - 500 Participants 501 - 1000 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $760 $90.00 $135.00 $180.00 $200.00 $240.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $600 $52.00 $80.00 $104.00 $132.00 $160.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $400 $26.00 $40.00 $56.00 $68.00 $80.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
Tiered Profit Sharing 401k   — Reward employees by group, tenure or age
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 100 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $760 $150.00 $195.00 $240.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $600 $120.00 $150.00 $175.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $400 $60.00 $75.00 $90.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
Individual 401k   — Solo Owner(s) looking to save $5,000 or more per year
Assets One-time Setup Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
$0 - $249,999 $135 $14.25 0.75%
$250,000 - $999,999 No charge No charge 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M No charge No charge 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M No charge No charge 0.55%
$5M + No charge No charge 0.45%
Simplified 401k   — Maximize owner contribution and avoid IRS tests
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
≤ 10 Total Employees > 10 Total Employees 1 - 4 Total Employees 1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 250 Participants 251 - 500 Participants 501 - 1000 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $390 $790 $71.15 $90.00 $142.50 $190.00 $225.00 $270.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $338 $675 $45.00 $54.00 $90.00 $117.00 $148.50 $180.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $225 $450 $22.50 $27.00 $45.00 $63.00 $76.50 $90.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
Customized 401k   — Flexible matching, vesting or profit sharing options
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 250 Participants 251 - 500 Participants 501 - 1000 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $790 $95.00 $142.50 $190.00 $225.00 $270.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $675 $58.50 $90.00 $117.00 $148.50 $180.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $450 $29.25 $45.00 $63.00 $76.50 $90.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
Tiered Profit Sharing 401k   — Reward employees by group, tenure or age
Assets One-time Setup* Monthly Administration Asset Management Fee**
1 - 15 Participants 16 - 50 Participants 51 - 100 Participants
$0 - $999,999 $790 $170.00 $215.00 $270.00 0.75%
$1M - $1.9M $675 $135.00 $165.00 $195.00 0.65%
$2M - $4.9M $450 $65.00 $85.00 $105.00 0.55%
$5M + No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge 0.45%
*Setup and annual administration fees may be eligible for a tax credit. Please consult your accountant or tax advisor for additional details.
**The amount is calculated on the average daily balance over the quarter. Fees may be higher if you are working through a third-party investment adviser. Please contact your investment adviser for details.

How Automatic Price Discounts Work
ShareBuilder 401k wants to ensure your plan always delivers great value not only in features and services, but also in price. As your company's total plan assets exceed a pricing milestone shown above for a calendar quarter (based on an average of the daily balance), we automatically lower your administration and asset management fee for the next quarter and on-going. The reverse is also true. If for some reason employees, markets, or other events drop your average asset balance for your company's plan below your current level, your administration and asset fee are adjusted up for the next quarter. All pricing is on a go-forward basis and is not retroactive.

These fees are applied to each person who participates in your company's ShareBuilder 401k plan:

  • Our asset management fee is charged quarterly and amounts to 0.45% – 0.75% of a participant's assets per year.
  • Our portfolios' average investment expense ratio is 0.21%.

ShareBuilder 401k Custom Services

ShareBuilder offers full-service 401(k) plans. Should you require custom or non-standard services, those charges are listed below for your convenience. This also includes infrequent services.

  Individual 401k Simplified 401k Customized 401k Tiered Profit Sharing 401k
Participant Costs
The benefit paid to a plan participant.Distributions / Withdrawls $50/event $50-60/event $50-60/event $60/event
Loans $75/loan $75-125/loan $75-125/loan $125/loan
Required minimum distribtion $100 $100 $100
Reissue of a check $25 $25 $25 $25
Stop payment of a check $31 $31 $31
This division of benefits is typically associated with a divorce in regards to monies assigned to the other person for alimony payments, child support or as marital property.Qualified Domestic Relations Order processing Up to $750/occurrence Up to $750/occurrence Up to $750/occurrence Up to $750/occurrence
Plan Sponsor Costs
In the event of an Automatic Clearing House (ACH) circumstance that results in a failed transaction. The ACH system is used to transfer plan contributions and administrative fees electronically from the bank account provided.Automated Clearing House (ACH) notice of change due to client error or non-sufficient funds $50 $50 $50 $50
This letter indicates that a retirement plan meets the IRS form requirements for qualification. Our clients typically use a prototype document which has already been pre-approved by the IRS. No fee will apply when using this pre-approved document.Determination letter filing $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $500
IRS submission fee for the determination letter $2,000-4,000 $2,000-4,000 $2,000-4,000 $1,000
An audit is an IRS examination of an individual or corporation's tax return, to verify its accuracy. This fee is associated with the assistance required should an audit be requested by the Department of Labor (DOL) or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).DOL or IRS audits $600 base, plus $100/hour over 6 hours $600 base, plus $100/hour over 6 hours $600 base, plus $100/hour over 6 hours $600 base, plus $100/hour over 6 hours
An incompliant 401(k) plan that switches to ShareBuilder 401k with an existing issue will require adjustments prior to implementation.IRS/DOL Correction Program $250/hour, plus $900 government submission fee if required $250/hour, plus $900 government submission fee if required $250/hour, plus $900 government submission fee if required
Additional fees would apply for requests that are not part of our standard services. We would communicate an estimate of the amount of the fee before we would initiate the activity. Custom requests and extraordinary services $75/hour $75/hour $75/hour $75-250/hour
Fee applies when the previously approved Form 5500 has already been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and changes are necessary for correction. Amended Form 5500 $100 $100 $100 $100
If the granting of additional time is necessary in filing of the Form 5500. Federal filing extension $100 $100 $100 $100
This fee applies if the client notices errant information reported on Form 5500 prior to filing with the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) due to client error or misinformation provided, or if the client wants an additional copy for their records.Federal filing correction / reprint (Form 5500) $25/$35 overnight $25/$35 overnight $25/$35 overnight $25/$35 overnight
A change in the terms to the Plan Document detailing the provisions of the plan (participation requirements, vesting, payment options, loan options, Roth provision, etc.)Plan amendment $100 unless otherwise noted $100-200 unless otherwise noted $100-200 unless otherwise noted $200 unless otherwise noted
The movement of one product to another.Plan migrations $250 $250 $250
All of the work that is necessary for when a plan is permanently discontinued.Plan terminations $75 plus any applicable employee paid distribution fees $600-750 plus any applicable employee paid distribution fees $600-750 plus any applicable employee paid distribution fees $750 plus any applicable employee paid distribution fees
All of the work that is necessary to transfer a 401(k) plan from the existing provider to a new 401(k) provider.Plan transfers $100 $500-750 $500-750 $750
Plan As retirement plan regulations change, the IRS will mandate restatements when the importance and number of these addendums become significant. These typically have occurred every 5 – 10 years. A 401(k) Plan Restatement is the process in which a third party administrator revises all Plan documents to incorporate all new IRS regulatory additions of retirement plans.Restatement required by IRS due to regulation changes (infrequent) Fee will vary based upon requirements mandated by the IRS. The last restatement price was $100. Fee will vary based upon requirements mandated by the IRS. The last restatement price was $400. Fee will vary based upon requirements mandated by the IRS. The last restatement price was $400. Fee will vary based upon requirements mandated by the IRS. The last restatement price was $400.
In the event of death, disability or retirement of an employee, this fee is paid by the Employer. All other forms of distribution are paid by the employee.Distribution Benefits for death, disability or retirement $50 $50 $50 $50
Manual conversion of data (electronic conversion is included at no charge) $10/participant; $500 minimum $10/participant; $500 minimum $10/participant; $500 minimum
IRS compliance testing for plans that exclude some forms of employee pay, such as bonuses, commissions or overtime.414(s) Compensation Ratio testing $225/hour $225/hour
This may be an option to pass compliance testing for those that fail the standard coverage ratio test. These tests measure eligible employees use and access to 401(k) benefits and determine to what extent highly compensated employees and owners can contribute to the plan.Average Benefits testing $225/hour $225/hour
IRS compliance testing for a company with multiple businesses, and 401(k) plans serviced by different 401(k) providers.Multiple business/plan testing $225/hour, if outside plan data is included $225/hour, if outside plan data is included $225/hour, if outside plan data is included
Extra hours beyond the three included with a Tiered Profit Sharing 401k would typically only be incurred if a company wants to run many scenarios in considering alternate Advanced Profit Sharing options.Age-weighted or New Comparability Contribution Calculations with cross-testing $225/hour, beyond the first 3 included hours

ShareBuilder 401k Investment Options

Our selections are index-based investments called Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). These market-efficient products offer low expense ratios and diversification. In our 401(k)s, you can purchase and trade ETFs with no transaction fees!

The following chart illustrates annual expense ratios on our ETF selections:

Equity Funds
Symbol Fund Category Expense Ratio
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Large-Cap Blend 0.10%
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Large-Cap Growth 0.20%
QQQQ NASDAQ 100 Trust Shares Large-Cap Growth 0.20%
DIA SPDR DJIA Trust Large-Cap Value 0.17%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Large-Cap Value 0.20%
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust Mid-Cap Blend 0.25%
DVY iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Mid-Cap Value 0.40%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Small-Cap Blend 0.20%
Fixed Income Funds
Symbol Fund Category Expense Ratio
IEF iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Intermediate-Term
Government Bond
0.15%
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market Intermediate-Term Bond 0.11%
TIP iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Inflation Protected Bonds 0.20%
SHY iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Short-Term Government Bond 0.15%
Specialty Funds
Symbol Fund Category Expense Ratio
VNQ Vanguard REIT ETF Real Estate 0.12%
VWO Vanguard Emerging Market ETF Diversified Emerging 0.27%
VEA Vanguard Europe Pacific ETF Foreign Large Blend 0.15%
Stable Value Funds
Symbol Fund Category Expense Ratio
BDMXX RBB Fund, Inc: Money Market Portfolio Money Market
Performance figures as of 12/31/2010 — Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future result. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data provided. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All returns assume reinvestment of capital gains distributions and income dividends at the current ETF market price. Additional information on individual risks and performance of ETF's is available in the prospectus.
Use our 401(k) Cost Comparison worksheet to get all the facts you need. You can also see the performance numbers for the above funds.

Questions or concerns? Please feel free to call us at 866.817.1719, option 1. We're always happy to answer your questions about 401(k)s.