Waddell & Reed has introduced a 401(k) plan for the self-employed. Called Exclusive(k), it is meant to be simpler to manage than traditional 401(k)s, according to the firm.

Waddell & Reed created the new product due to changes in the Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 that increase contributions to 401(k) plans of all sizes, according to Debra Zipp, assistant vice president, retirement plans sales management at Waddell & Reed. "Due to the separation of employee and employer contributions, it is now more advantageous for owner-only employers to set up a 401(k) for themselves," Zipp said.

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