Morningstar Associates, the registered investment advisor subsidiary of Morningstar, Tuesday announced that EPIC Advisors, a provider of custom 401(k) plans, will provide Morningstar’s ClearFuture online retirement guidance and advice to plan sponsors.

In addition, EPIC will give online recommendations to plan sponsors that seek to make investment recommendations available to their participants.

"EPIC Advisors is pleased to work with Morningstar to offer plan participants independent, quality retirement help," said Theresa Mazzullo, president of EPIC Advisors. "Morningstar’s solution includes options for every type of investor and plan sponsor."

Morningstar ClearFuture allows participants to select the proper mix of investments for their portfolio, which allows better decisions to be made regarding their plan account balances. Within the program, there are guidance and advice services, both of which offer a bear-market simulator to test participants’ risk tolerance. According to Morningstar, the approach offered by ClearFuture offers a more personalized, goals-based method, allowing the investor to take the whole portfolio into consideration, including non-retirement assets.

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