More Than 60 Years of Service

Associated Benefits Corporation (ABC) has a long history of serving the cooperative system. ABC began administering employee benefit plans in 1953, initially functioning as a department of Farmers Grain Dealers Association (a regional cooperative) and then its successor, American Grain and Related Industries.

Since the beginning, we’ve been based in the Midwest with our headquarters in the West Des Moines, Iowa, area. Today, our company is a completely independent provider of employee plans for over 100 employers across the midwest.

ABC is governed by the cooperatives we serve.

Our nine-member board of directors represents the local cooperatives and regional organizations we serve. We are also governed by the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, as they cover the field of employee benefits.

ABC administers employee benefits at reasonable costs.

As a not-for-profit organization, ABC collects only enough administrative fees from the cooperatives we serve to cover the cost of plan administration. Thanks to this, along with economies of scale, our fees have remained at levels well below those of local, regional and national administrative firms.

ABC can help minimize your fiduciary responsibilities.

When ABC administers a plan, we are named in the plan document as the administrator. Principal is named as the trustee.

Committed to Service

ABC prides themselves on a top-notch user experience. Whether in person or online, we’re dedicated to providing best in class education and experience.
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Who We Support

We are committed to offering cost effective benefits, while staying rooted in our firm beliefs of providing the highest quality of service with a good user experience.