An Explanation of UESP User Roles for Advisors
Financial firms have three user types for administering Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) accounts.
Within your firm, you can appoint a Master Administrator, Administrators, and Associates—with each allowing various capabilities.
No advisor user type can be granted access beyond the level authorized by the account owner.
The person responsible for acting on behalf of the entity and registering the entity with UESP. The Master Administrator has access to all accounts authorized by the account owner. This person can make changes to financial advisor firm information with UESP, along with having access to summary reports and permission to set up data integration.
Only one Master Administrator may be appointed per firm. The Master Administrator is generally the primary contact for UESP.
Firms can have an unlimited number of Administrators, who are added by the Master Administrator. An Administrator has access to all the firm’s UESP accounts authorized by the account owner.
Firms can also have an unlimited number of Associates, who are added by the Master Administrator or other Administrators. Associates must be assigned to a client account before they have any access privileges—access level is determined by the Master Administrator or Administrator, though would not exceed the level authorized by the account owner.
UESP will send each new Associate user an email to create unique credentials. A PIN will be generated for each new Associate user in the Master Administrator’s Account Access. The Master Administrator must communicate the PIN to the new Associate user. The PIN is used to log in the first time and to identify LPOA users over the phone.
Users may be deleted as necessary. Master Administrators can remove Administrators and Associates. Administrators can remove Associates only.
A quick glance at each role’s capabilities is summarized in the tables below.
|Entity Responsibilities||Master Administrator||Administrator||Associate|
|Is the responsible person for the firm’s Entity Limited Power of Attorney Registration (form 700) with UESP||X|
|Can add and modify new Administrators for the firm in Account Access||X|
|Can access reports summarizing user activity||X|
|Can add and modify new Associates for the firm in Account Access and set account access levels||X||X|
|Can designate a LPOA agent (a user assigned to a specific client UESP account)||X||X|
|Can act as a LPOA agent||X||X||X|