Fringe Benefit Trust
Davis-Bacon Fringe Benefit Trust
DirectAdvisors sponsors and administers The DirectAdvisors Trust, which is specially designed to help construction companies engaged in public works.
We custom design each client’s plan to maximize savings, ensure compliance, and provide flexible tailored benefits to your employees. We do not sell insurance or financial products, and we work with your existing insurance coverages and brokers. Benefit offerings can include:
- Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Health savings accounts (HSA)
- Vacation and holiday pay (paid time off)
- Safety and apprentice training reimbursement
- Supplemental unemployment benefits
- Retirement plans
- Benefit funding during layoffs
Your company makes fringe benefit contributions to the Trust. We credit each of your employees’ individual accounts accordingly. Both you and your employees have access to our online portal and to regular statements to stay informed about contribution, payment and account status.
Our Trust Earns Your Trust
Our team stands behind our work. We promise clear communication, easy access to real-time results and you-first responsiveness. Most importantly, we ensure the protection of your hard-earned dollars. DirectAdvisors offers you the safety and security of:
An independent trustee. The Chemung Canal Trust Company is a $1.5 billion financial services holding company and commercial bank.
Bonding against employee dishonesty and ERISA fiduciary dishonesty.
Professional liability insurance for plan administration and investment advisory services.
Government oversight of bona fide benefit plans (by the U.S. Department of Labor) and the trustee (by the NYS Department of Financial Services and federal banking regulators).
Continuous training for all members of our trust services team, as well as the review of all work products and the documentation of all procedures and operations.
Latest From Our Blog
DirectAdvisors is pleased to announce our 2nd video podcast in our ongoing retirement plan podcast series. Our guest in this episode was Matt Petralia, Regional Director, Northeast Region of Newport Retirement Services (Newport Group). Matt spent a few minutes speaking with DirectAdvisors’ Co-Founder and President, Tom Santa Barbara, on multi-employer plans, with a particular focus on Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs), which were introduced as part of the SECURE Act of 2019.
DirectAdvisors is proud to announce our first video podcast! We were excited to have Matt Boyle, Director of Operations at CEFEX, as our first guest. Matt spent a few minutes this afternoon speaking with DirectAdvisors’ Chief Investment Officer, Jeff Ricchiuti, on CEFEX certification — what it means, how it benefits our clients, and what the CEFEX process involves.
As you might be aware, fiduciary liability insurance and ERISA fidelity bonds are not one and the same. Both serve to mitigate risk for fiduciaries, and both are critical aspects of an employee benefit plan. However, it’s important to understand the differences between these two safety nets, as well as the degree to which your plan should be protected by each.