A 401(k) plan is one of the best ways for people to save enough money to live the life they want in retirement. It’s designed for professionals, has the flexibility to adjust as their needs change and can help them turn their salary into a more comfortable retirement.

A hassle-free retirement certainty1 option for employees.

How can a 401(k) plan help employees save?

To attract and retain employees, you’ll want to work with a financial professional to consider a retirement plan that provides guidance, flexibility and a degree of certainty. For employers, an AXA 401(k) retirement plan offers effortless management, fiduciary protection, and personalized guidance on striving for some degree of retirement certainty.

Effortless management

For employers, we take care of the heavy lifting by handling the ins and outs of getting their plan set up and running, and keeping it going.

  • You’ll have a dedicated team of professional to help you from start to finish.
  • Use our simple, streamlined website and online tools to track the onboarding process, and manage the steps you need to take.
  • Your personalized dashboard gives you access to the information you need, all in one place.

Fiduciary protection

Plan sponsors have a responsibility as a “fiduciary” to make sure that their retirement plan’s investments are appropriate for employees.

  • With an AXA 401(k), you have the option to work with Wilshire Associates, a third-party investment monitoring firm that can manage some or all fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Or you can select another firm that meets the needs of your plan if you prefer.

Personalized guidance

Support on their terms – Employees can enroll in their employer’s 401(k) plan in the way that works best for them: in person, over the phone or online.

Education to meet different levels of investment know-how – Our participant website and online tools can be used by employees to help provide guidance on setting retirement goals, determining how much to save and educating themselves, at their own pace, throughout the enrollment process and beyond.

Option for retirement certainty1

While employees can have a variety of investments from which to choose, they may want more certainty in their asset growth. The AXA Fixed Account1 is designed accommodate that certainty, which provides a minimum fixed interest on savings, no matter what.

The experience of an industry leader

Since 1859, AXA has helped people build and secure their financial futures. We stand among the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products, providing stability and reliability to our clients.

We’ve won the DALBAR Service Award for outstanding customer service five years in a row (2011-2015) and 11 times in the past 18 years.

AXA group is present in 64 countries serving more than 103 million customers worldwide and has been ranked the #1 global insurance brand in the world for eight consecutive years.*

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*Interbrand, 2009-2016, AXA press release, October 5, 2016

1. “Retirement Certainty” specifically refers to the AXA Fixed Account available through a group fixed annuity issued by and backed by the claims-paying ability of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable). 


AXA believes that education is a key step toward addressing your financial goals, and we've designed this discussion to serve simply as an informational and educational resource. Accordingly, this content does not offer or constitute investment advice and makes no direct or indirect recommendation of any particular product or of the appropriateness of any particular investment-related option. As an employee or as an employer, your needs, goals, and circumstances are unique, and they require the individualized attention of your financial professional.  But for now, take some time just to learn more. 

This discussion is not intended as legal or tax advice. Accordingly, any advice provided herein is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Such advice was written to support the promotion or marketing of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed, and you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. 

An annuity contract used to fund a qualified employer-sponsored retirement arrangement should be considered for its features and benefits other than tax deferral. For such cases, tax deferral is not an additional benefit of the annuity. The relative features, benefits and costs of an annuity should be considered alongside with any other investment that one may have in connection with his or her retirement plan or arrangement. 

Annuities issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable) (NY, NY) and co-distributed by affiliates AXA Advisors, LLC and AXA Distributors, LLC, New York, NY 10104.  AXA Equitable, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) are affiliated companies, located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104, (212) 554-1234. AXA Equitable and its affiliates do not provide tax, accounting or legal advice or services. 

“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA S.A. is a French holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC. The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company are backed solely by its claims-paying ability.

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