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2017 Pension Plan Limitations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items
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Todd Lucas | 11.17.2016

Changes to Employee Benefit Plan Auditor's Reports May Be on the Way

In January 2015, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) created the Employee Benefit Plan Task Force (Task Force), whose goal was to improve the quality of
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Lara Fuller | 9.28.2016

IRS 2017 Mortality Tables

In 2015, the Society of Actuaries updated the mortality tables to be used in calculating defined pension plans’ benefit obligations. At that time,

What You Should Be Doing to Prepare for the October 15 Form 5500 Filing Deadline

As the October 15 Form 5500 filing deadline quickly approaches, there are some important items you should address sooner rather than later: Contact your

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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
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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
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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
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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

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