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Employee Benefit Plan May

Employee Benefit Plan Resources – May 2021

View and sign up for our latest Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Resources newsletter. Headlines in this May 2021 edition include ...
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Selecting a TPA

Cybersecurity – What to Consider When Selecting a TPA

Plan fiduciaries are tasked with many responsibilities like selecting the best third party administrator (TPA) for the Plan. TPAs could ...
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Plan Participants

Tracking Plan Participants

As a plan sponsor or plan administrator, you have a fiduciary obligation to ensure plan participants are receiving the benefits ...
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partial plan terminations

Be on the Lookout for Partial Employee Benefit Plan Terminations

As a plan sponsor, administrator, or trustee of an employee benefit plan, you are considered a fiduciary. Plan fiduciaries are ...
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Plan Compensation

Definition of Plan Compensation

Interpreting the definition of plan compensation can be frustrating. Each year the IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) reports that ...
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TPA

Considering a Change to Your TPA? Here’s What You Need to Know.

There are many reasons why a plan sponsor may want to change its third-party administrator (TPA). Perhaps the fees are ...
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Employee Benefit Plan

Employee Benefit Plan Resources – November 2020

View and sign up for our latest Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Resources newsletter. Headlines in this edition include the following: ...
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Filing

Employee Benefit Plan and IRA Quick Reference Table

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for various qualified retirement plans and other ...
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SECURE act

Key Changes for Employers Related to the SECURE Act

The topics on everyone’s mind these days seem to be the coronavirus pandemic and the various related acts that were ...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Retirement Plans

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family ...
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