Smart Technology Designed For Retirement
BlueStar Provides the Right Tools
We are committed to investing in the tools you need to be successful and that’s why we have a dedicated team of developers who work tirelessly for your success. When you partner with us you’ll be provided direct access to an innovative suite of tools, designed for advisors, sponsors and their participants.
BlueStar’s in-house development team has established data integrations with dozens of national and regional payroll providers, allowing plan sponsors to offload the administrative burdens of sending payroll files and ensure timely deposits every pay period. Our technology team is super nimble as well so if your payroll provider isn’t on the list, contact us!
Our 180 payroll partners directly transfer plan payroll files without the need for plan sponsors to manually enter or upload this information.
In addition to receiving a secure file feed from payroll software, our 360 partners allow BlueStar to directly feed contribution rate changes, auto-escalation, opt-outs, and loan data into payroll programs without the need for sponsors to manually input this information. Our 360 integrations reduce your work, increase accuracy, and reduce delays in implementing participant requests that impact payroll.
*360 payroll integration partners
Payroll Validation Program
BlueStar’s proprietary systems allow us to perform comprehensive data analysis on a per payroll basis. Our payroll validation program includes 3 critical legs: validating your deferrals, employer contributions, and loan remittances. We compare what you are sending versus what we expect based on participant requests, compensation data, and plan rules. When they don’t match, we work with you to fix the issue to keep your plan compliant and minimize costly cleanup. Through this streamlined process, we are able to catch critical withholding and reporting errors before they become costly year-end corrections.
Plan Activity Tracking
BlueStar’s custom web portals allow Plan Sponsors, Advisors, and 3(16) Administrators to view key plan activity in real time, as it progresses. We’re so confident in our work, we let you watch!
Sponsors may view items such as:
Participant Transactions including distributions, loans, and rollovers.
Plan-Level events such as investment mappings, Plan Amendments, and Plan Merger activity.
Compliance Testing progress and Annual Filing tracking.
Detailed and flexible workflow systems
- With 401k administration, the details matter. That’s why we developed our own workflow system to integrate our checklists, procedures, service level standards, and quality control all in one process.
- Built on a kanban approach, we are able to create new workflows in moments to allow us to effortlessly track new processes or unique tasks for your plan.
- Look for future developments where we incorporate our partners and clients into our workflows to make it even easier for us to collaborate.
Committed to Innovative Retirement Planning Tools
We have been dedicated to pushing boundaries and developing tools you need to be successful for almost 20 years. BlueStar provides retirement tools at every stage, from advisors to individual plan participants. Advisors can effortlessly monitor and manage their book of business across the entire plan. Plan Sponsors and participants can confidently take control of their future with the MyPlanConnection app, and more! We are here to serve you by offering the best in retirement planning.