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401(k) Plan Sponsors Continue to Face Class-Action Lawsuits

This past June, a $31 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit filed against Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company back in November
Lee Harcourt | 7.12.2016

DOL Communicates Importance of Retirement Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities

The Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to communicate the importance of fiduciary responsibilities of plan sponsors. The DOL’s Fiduciary Education
Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 7.11.2016

Emerging Task Force Discusses Potential Changes to Master Trust Reporting

In 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-12 “Plan Accounting: Defined Benefit Pension Plans
Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 3.23.2016

AICPA Employee Benefit Certification Program: Another Step in Enhancing Audit Quality

Whether you are a plan administrator or CPA who audits employee benefit plans, you realize and understand the complexities and uniqueness that each employee

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Lara Fuller | 2.25.2016

Cash Balance Plans: What You Need To Know

Recent surveys by the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries as well as other organizations are showing a large increase in the number of cash balance plans
Jeanne Barrett | 2.8.2016

An Update from the DOL Regarding Employee Benefit Plan Audits

On January 22, 2016, the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) held its annual Designated Partner 2016 Audit Planning webinar. The
Michael Renzelman | 1.20.2016

ESOP Plans, Are You Exercising All of Your Fiduciary Responsibilities?

More and more companies continue to move to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) structure. With each of these transactions comes new fiduciary responsibility.
Jenna Zelenski | 12.23.2015

2016 Pension Plan Limitations

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for

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Todd Lucas | 12.15.2015

The EBSA Looks to Accelerate Plan Compliance

The Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) recently began sending letters to 1,200 plan sponsors whose 2014 Form 5500 filings did not contain
Patrick Kerns | 12.10.2015

A Few Reminders from the DOL on Appropriate Plan Operations

Often, some of the most helpful tools can be hiding in plain sight! The United States Department of Labor has an informative Frequently Asked Questions

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