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Cybersecurity Considerations for Employee Benefit Plans

The DOL's ERISA Advisory Council recently issued a report, Cybersecurity Considerations for Benefit Plans, which summarizes its examination of and ... read more >

An Update from the DOL Regarding Employee Benefit Plan Audits

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By Jeanne Barrett

On January 22, 2016, the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) held its annual Designated Partner 2016 Audit Planning webinar. The ... read more >

Society of Actuaries Issues Updated Mortality Improvement Scale

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By Jeanne Barrett

On October 8, 2015, The Retirement Plans Experience Committee (RPEC) of the Society of Actuaries released an updated mortality improvement scale called ... read more >

FASB Issues Final Standard Toward Simplifying Employee Benefit Plan Reporting

As part of its Simplification Initiative, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-12, Plan Accounting: Defined Benefit Pension Plans ... read more >

AICPA Asks Congress for Retirement Plan Simplification

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By Jeanne Barrett

The AICPA recently sent a comment letter to the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Savings and Investment regarding simplification of ... read more >

Are Errors on Your Form 5500 Sending Red Flags to the IRS?

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By Jeanne Barrett

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released an article citing errors on Form 5500 filings that are used by the IRS to select cases for compliance ... read more >

Are Your Retirement Plan Communications Effective?

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By Jeanne Barrett

According to recent studies, it is more important than ever for plan sponsors to improve communications with their employees due to the continued retirement ... read more >

IRS Announces 2015 Pension Plan Limitations

The IRS recently announced the 2015 cost-of-living adjustments for the annual contribution and other dollar limits affecting 401(k) plans and other retirement ... read more >

Establishing Safeguards for your Employee Benefit Plan

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By Jeanne Barrett

“Nine Charged in Theft from Employee Benefit Plan” reads yet another headline about an employee benefit plan fraud case. Fraudulent activities ... read more >

DOL to Conduct Audit Quality Study

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By Jeanne Barrett

The Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) of the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration has announced that it will be performing an assessment ... read more >