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Dublin-based United Retirement Plan Consultants, a third-party benefits administrator, has been acquired by Dresher, Pa.-based Ascensus.

Ascensus, an independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator and government savings facilitator, will immediately make URPC part of FuturePlan by Ascensus.  

"Like FuturePlan, URPC is structured as a national network of local experts," said Jerry Bramlett, head of FuturePlan. "Our leadership group is looking forward to working with the 200+ URPC associates to continue to provide their clients with great support while building an enhanced service experience."

URPC provides tax‐efficient retirement plans — including 401(k), traditional defined benefit, cash balance and employee stock ownership plans — and serves thousands of clients from sales and service centers in office locations throughout the country.

"With the addition of URPC, FuturePlan now has more than 48,000 plans under administration," Bramlett said. "We see an opportunity to use their scale to further the expansion of our national TPA service model. Along with our continued investment in technology, infrastructure, sales, plan services and solutions delivery capabilities, this will further strengthen our geographic focus and help to deepen our platform, channel partner and financial adviser relationships."