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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
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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Audit, ERISA
Lara Fuller | 2.28.2017

Updates and Changes to Mortality Tables by the IRS and Society of Actuaries

The IRS has approved and issued Notice 2016-50, Updated Static Mortality Tables for Defined Benefit Pension Plans for 2017. However, they have once again

PCAOB Continues Its Efforts to Improve Transparency

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued PCAOB Release No. 2015-008, Improving the Transparency of Audits: Rules

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

Auto-Enrollment Pushes Retirement Plans Higher

Plan assets for 401(k) plans and similar types of defined contribution plans have topped $7 trillion due to continued growth in employee contributions.

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John Popies | 1.11.2017

Employee Benefit Plans: Are You Prepared?

Another reporting year/tax-filing period for your employee benefit plan is over – are you prepared? Did you put in place everything you said you
Jenna Zelenski | 1.3.2017

AICPA Releases Tool for Determining Acceptability of Limited Scope Certifications

In recent years, the quality of employee benefit plan audits has been a focus of the Department of Labor and the American Institute of Certified Public

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