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Student Loan Repayment Program - A Retirement Plan Twist

A recent IRS decision allowing an employer to offer a student loan repayment (SLR) benefit as an element of its retirement plan could open the door to
Brian Reitz | 6.20.2018

Late Participant Contributions to Your Employee Benefit Plan? EBSA is Coming for You!

Contributions to employee benefit plans that are withheld from employee pay must be remitted to the plan as soon as administratively feasible. Generally,

Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on Employee Benefit Plans

Blockchain technology appears to be the latest up and coming change affecting the way many industries will process transactions. What is blockchain technology?
Lara Fuller | 12.6.2017


You may have just filed your 2016 retirement plan audit and feel like you can put that matter on the back burner for a while. But that’s not the

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Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 11.13.2017

AICPA's Progress Toward Improving Employee Benefit Plan Audits

In 2014, the AICPA launched an initiative for improving the quality of audits by improving the overall audit process. The process for enhancing audit quality
Brian Reitz | 10.25.2017

5500 Filing Deadline -- What to do if you missed it!

If your Company sponsors a benefit plan subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), you are more than likely well aware of
Donna Wolfson | 6.13.2017

SCOTUS: Church-Affiliated Plans are Exempt from ERISA

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that religiously affiliated non-profit plans are exempt from ERISA even if the church did not originally

Form 5500 Changes

The following changes have been made to the Form 5500 for 2016 filings: Administrative Penalties – The new maximum penalty for a plan administrator

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Lauren Palermo | 5.23.2017

AICPA Proposes Changes to Employee Benefit Plan Reporting

In April 2017, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements
Todd Lucas | 3.14.2017

ASU 2017-06: Yet Another Step in Simplifying EBP Reporting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2017-06, Plan Accounting—Defined Benefit Pension Plans

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