Having Nancy's TPA expertise in-house enhances Norton’s retirement plan design process, further develops our employer and employee education programs, and streamlines our client communication practices.
Portland, ME (PRWEB) May 18, 2011
Norton Financial, a division of Norton Insurance • Financial, announced today that they have hired Nancy Doble to lead their newly formed Third Party Administrator (TPA) services division. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience with defined contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans. In her capacity as Vice President of Downeast Pension Services, Inc. for 14 years, she developed a broad-based knowledge of the legal, financial, regulatory and compliance issues associated with retirement plans. A resident of Pownal, Nancy most recently served as a TPA for Penobscot Pension Services, Inc. in Rockport, Maine.
“Nancy is an incredible asset to our team,” said Peter Fendler, President of Norton Financial. “Having her TPA expertise in-house enhances Norton’s retirement plan design process, further expands our retirement plan consulting capabilities, and streamlines our client communication processes.”
By bringing TPA services in-house, Norton Financial moves further towards a business consultation model that provides clients greater freedom in the selection of their retirement plan platform and administrative structure. Frequently, employer sponsored retirement plans are comprised of three separate components delivered by separate entities: the financial advisor, the investment vendor and the TPA service. Norton’s new model packages financial advice with TPA services allowing clients the freedom to select the platform that best suit their company’s needs and to obtain expert compliance advice at the front-end of the process.
“I’m very excited to be working with Norton Financial,” says Nancy Doble. “As financial advisors, the Norton team works as consultants for their clients helping them select the best investment platforms and TPA services. Now with a TPA department in-house, Norton is able to provide full-service plan design and execution as well as compliance testing and reporting.”
About Norton Insurance • Financial
Norton Insurance • Financial are specialists in business insurance and employee benefits. Established in 1958, Norton is a locally owned, independent insurance agency and financial services company. Norton offers workers’ compensation plans, commercial property/casualty insurance, group health insurance, employer sponsored benefit and retirement plans, home and auto insurance, and investment management services, as Investment Adviser Representatives of Commonwealth Financial Network, to businesses and individuals throughout Northern New England. Norton employs approximately 60 people and has offices in Cumberland Foreside, ME, Brunswick, ME* and Portsmouth, NH*.
Securities & Advisory Services through Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services, as well as Third Party Administrator (TPA) services, offered by Norton Financial Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.
Branch Address: 275 US Route 1 Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110. Telephone: 800-777-5244.
*Insurance Representatives of Norton Financial Services do not offer securities or investment advisory services at their Brunswick, ME or Portsmouth, NH offices.
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