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Category: 401k Plan Audit

7/31 deadline for Cycle 3 restatement

May 15, 2022

It may seem everything is going well with your pre-approved 401(k) plan. But are you on course for Cycle 3 restatement? Pre-approved plans are those sold to employers by[...]

Audit

What the heck is SAS 136 and why you should care

January 17, 2022

Your independent auditor has always adhered to auditing standards established by The Audit Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants[...]

401K Plan Mistakes

Top three 401k plan mistakes made this year (and how they might still affect you)

December 16, 2021

You probably already know your 401k plan must satisfy certain plan qualification requirements enforced by the IRS. But what you may not know is that if your plan fails to meet[...]

Myths vs Facts

“We’ll take care of the 401k audit for you” and other myths

November 15, 2021

There are many benefits to having a 401(k) plan for your employees, such as retirement savings for your team, reduced taxes on wages, and reduced taxes for the employer, to[...]

There is no such thing as a FREE 401(k) plan

October 15, 2021

Do you know the real cost of your plan? 401(k) plans are attractive to employers for retaining and recruiting employees, but all 401(k) plans come with a price. No surprise,[...]

What to Do If You Make an Eligible Compensation Mistake

August 18, 2021

It happens... you've performed your audit and discovered some discrepancies. If you've ever found yourself in this position, you're definitely not alone. In fact, eligible[...]

Retaining records

M&A and record retention: what plan sponsors need to know

July 22, 2021

Congratulations to your organization, on selling (or buying) a business!  Now comes the fun part: Figuring out what to do with all of those employee records. When you're a[...]

Stay on top of audits: Document your 401k oversight activities

June 16, 2021

We all know that 401k plans provide benefits to employees and employers alike, offering enhanced retirement security for workers and acting as an enticement when recruiting[...]

401k

Plan sponsors, do you have an investment policy? (What you need to know to be compliant)

May 18, 2021

You’ve probably heard that recent litigation over breaches of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has been making a stir. It’s[...]

Personnel files

Personnel files: Going digital while staying compliant

April 19, 2021

With more people than ever working from home, the convenience and ease of digital filing systems are more relevant than ever.  This fact was driven home early last year[...]