Rated 5 out of 5 by nickc Inexpensive and easy
Easy to implement as a small employer. Low fees and almost unlimited investment selections.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bbird Simple - Simple IRA
We had a 401K with another company that was very difficult to follow. The funds were not listed, so the only way to check was through their site. They had high admin fees, also. Fidelity makes everything simple. Fidelity fund choices are great and you can be as flexible as you want in making trades in stocks, if you choose to go that way. Customer service advisers are always helpful, no matter what your question is.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim4585 Awesome Tools, Resources, and Options
Prior to my firm switching to Fidelity's Simple IRA, I passively watched quarterly statements. Since the change to Fidelity, I've enjoyed reading Fidelity's Insights and Viewpoints. The convenient access to Research tools is also great. These tools have broadened my knowledge about investment planning and made me a much more educated investor.
Fideliy's mobile apps for Android and iPad are also great.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RT CPA Lots of offerings, easy to use
We have recommended Fidelity's Simple plan to clients. The fees are reasonable, and the investment choices excellent.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by G2 One of the best systems going
We are a small business with under 20 employees. We found this product and compared it to one our payroll service tried to sell us and are saving thousands of dollars. It does everything that the payroll service offered us, and we are able to place a considerable amount of tax-differed money aside. Its easy to use, the Fidelity Staff set this up in record time, and our staff loves the ability to review their accounts. I recommend it highly to anyone looking to set up an employee pension plan.
February 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wave94 Best statements
Monthly statements are clear and have all the information you need easily accessible. One of the best designed statements I've seen. Choice of investments very varied. Easy to do online research.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike68 Efficient and cost effective
I established a Fidelity Simple IRA plan for my business as I believed it was the most efficient and cost effective method of providing a meaningful retirement savings plan for my workforce. The Fidelity Simple IRA plan provides substantially the same benefits as a 401K without the administrative burden and cost. I wish the government would increase contribution limits to match 401K contributions limits, really no logical reason for there to be a difference.
February 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sdcyclist Hard to figure out how to invest
The resources on how to invest the money I am putting into my IRA are not easy to find and use.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott C. Superior Service; Superior Options
With the SIMPLE IRA from Fidelity, it's been a smooth and easy ride transitioning from an older, less useful, few options, and very costly SIMPLE IRA from a less capable firm. On behalf of the other employees who also made the move to Fidelity, I could not be happier, more satisfied, and more confident that this move to Fidelity will not only benefit folks now, but far into the future.
September 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Josh Not as easy to just pay into and see results
The site is a little daunting, and I would have preferred talking to a live person to go through my set up.
August 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fred "Self Directed"???
The one problem I have with the simple plan is that I must call into a representative to alter my allocation % of my contributions. This should be online
August 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pro Good Product
For the most part everything is pretty smooth. Readding employees that come back needs to be easier.
July 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not a Fan of this product. Can't setup automatic purchases... What a waste.
Just love how I have to login each time we do a deposit, then I have to MANUALLY purchase what I want...Only reason I use Fidelity is because it's what the Company uses [ugh!].
July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJM its an IRA
I am fairly young (20s) and do not know anything about investing other than the basic courses in High School. The Simple IRA is well, simple to use for me and easy to set up, though it took a bit to figure out how to navigate it...
My employer set up the account.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewed Wonderful Features online
I love the traditional way companies do employee retirement options, but when we moved to this I have learned so much more about finances in the retirement area and I love this even more.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marc62 Simple IRA
I've had this open at fidelity for many years and it has been good for my few employees and for the business. Kudos to Fidelity for making it straightforward and easy.
March 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Coco Lack of Direct Withdrawal to My IRA
My employer neglected to put money into my IRA for 3 months while deducting money from my paycheck. It should have been a way to force my employer to directly deposit money from my pay instead of mailing checks by my employer. I regret I enrolled in the company IRA if I constantly nag my employer to put my money into my IRA. I'm considering canceling.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty Review - Simple IRA
This is a great service and I am glad it's offered. I use it frequently. I wish there was a way this account was shown to my other accounts when I log in under my username. Also if there was a place that showed how much of the $12k year contribution I had met each year.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JUST GRADUATED COLLEGE DAVID
I LIKE THE EASY ONLINE ACCESS AND EASY TRADING PLATFORM FOR THE BEGINNER. I ALSO LIKE THE INFORMATION AVAILABILTY TO ARTICLES AND RESEARCH TOOLS FOR ALREADY EXISTING OWNERSHIP AND PREPARATION FOR NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mambo unsure but confident
New member so not much experience so a 6 months review may be a little premature.
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Christ-ie Problems with customer service
I have had a lot of weird customer service issues with my account since I started my new job in October. When this account was created when I was hired, the first communication I got from Fidelity was an email that said "Your email address has been changed." Ummm...what? Turns out that many years ago I had an account with Fidelity but it closed when I left that job and I forgot it ever existed. Still, why was that my first introduction to my new account? Very disconcerting and worrisome.
Secondly, I tried at least 6 times to get emailed statements instead of paper statements. I logged in and updated my account 3 times and had to call customer service 3 times before they could finally resolve the issue. Meanwhile, I was getting paper statements in the mail every two weeks that said "Please reduce waste and sign up for eStatements." I don't know why it was so difficult but this was very frustrating.
June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PJ Not a scale-able solution for small business
After completing reams of repetitive paperwork, you can set up an online payment system. You can not determine which payments you made previously. You are not able to reconcile payments if you have a problem with your accounting system. The system doesn't not talk to QuickBooks, the most commonly used small business accounting system. It takes ages to find the right payment amounts in the paychecks and enter them into Fidelity. More employees make this process even slower. There's a lot of potential for errors.
February 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tim Fees are too high
Fidelity is pretty average in most ways except one: They charge account fees that I have never seen in my other retirement accounts.
There are better options out there.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pianist007 great fund
Fidelity Customer Service very responsive. Always helpful and willing to talk through questions. Nice to have personal contact, not just internet feedback.
March 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by guessWho25 A few execptions
Not being able to specify the funding account with each payment is kind of annoying. As a small business owner the ability to use a different account as needed would be appreciated.
No option to receive online statements and plan reports. I am swimming in paper and get a minimum of 6 pages per month. (Although I think this is a government requirement and not Fidelity's)
No option for the company to pay the $25 per person annual fee.
The excellent customer service makes up for a few of the shortcomings I can find with the Simple Plan. Although I do not really have anything to compare it to (The only plan our company has ever participated in), I think overall it is a good plan for a small company.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sad to have to leave Reliable and Intuitave
Access via the web interface was simple and easy, also easy to sync the balances and transactions with Quicken (R).
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRJ Excellent Retirement Plan for Very Small Business
The Fidelity SIMPLE IRA meets my retirement needs perfectly. I am a very small business and very much like the very low administrative costs and lack of hassel in using this plan. I am not able to contribute a lot toward retirement, so the low contribution limits are not now a problem for me. I also very much like the online ability to make contributions and monitor my investments. I am very satisfied with the plan and will continue to use it.
February 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCK Fine but would like faster execution
Admittedly I'm buying small lots but would love faster execution of trades...that may not be an issue specific to Fidelity but more about the markets, but still would be a welcome change for the small investor.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann24 Simple review
I like the wide choice of investments and ease of online access. I also have a Roth IRA, rollover IRA and brokerage account with Fidelity. They all display together when I log onto Fidelity's web site, but the monthly account statement for the Simple IRA is separate from that of my other accounts. It would be more convenient and save paper/postage if all of my accounts were on the same statement..
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cfidelity FIDELITY SALARY REDUCTION FORM
Everything works without flaw except the salary reduction agreement form is not sent with the annual letter to have it filled out and signed by each employee. I have had to copy an old one each year and the maximum salary reductions are not current. It would also be nice when sending in the monthly contributions if the date picked was a holiday there was some notice that it is not a good day instead of just an error message.
February 19, 2013