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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

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
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

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
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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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