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The United States Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the IRS recently issued the following coordinated guidelines providing additional relief to benefit plan sponsors, trustees, participants and beneficiaries who must overcome challenges related to employment. compliance with administrative requirements and deadlines under ERISA due to the COVID-19 outbreak and quarantine measures: EBSA Disaster …

The requirement to file audited financial statements with your benefit plan’s Form 5500 depends on whether your plan is considered a large or a small depositor, which is determined by the number of participants in your plan at the start of the plan. year of the plan. The participants in your plan are: All employees …

On May 8, 2020, the federal government of Canada clarified through questions and answers that Employment Insurance (EI) rules allow employers to make additional (“top-up”) payments to workers through Supplementary Unemployment Benefit (SPI) plans do not apply to employees receiving the Canada Emergency Benefit (CEP). The PCU offers temporary income support to workers who have …

updated on January 4, 2021 Update: Appropriation Act extends FSA relief The Consolidated Appropriations Act that President Trump signed in late 2020 allows employers who sponsor flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for health or dependents to allow participants to carry over any unused amounts in those accounts from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022. …

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS extended certain deadlines affecting employee benefit plans, including the deadline for filing Form 5500 for plan years ending September to November 2019 The new deadline, announced in Notice 2020-23, is July 15, 2020. Separately, the US Department of Labor (DOL) is extending the Employee Retirement Income Security …

On April 29, 2020, the Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Treasury (the Agencies) issued a Final Rule (Rule) regarding the extension of time limits under ERISA. and the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The rule applies to group health insurance, disability and provident schemes, pension schemes and …

The Internal Revenue Service has published Notice 2020-23, which automatically postpones certain deadlines affecting employee benefit plans. More specifically, any deadline that would normally fall from April 1, 2020 until July 14, 2020, is now automatically extended until July 15, 2020. The highlights are as follows: Plan loan repayments. When plan members borrow from their …

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) has a dramatic impact on employee benefit plans, providing relief to eligible plan members and plan sponsors and expanded benefits to health plan members collectives. Relief for members of eligible pension plans With regard to qualified pension plans, the CARES law: Provides for a special ‘coronavirus-related …

Latest revision: May 1998 Employees working more than 20 hours per week may enroll in the Section 125 flexible benefit plan. Initial enrollment must occur within the first 30 days of employment or during the annual enrollment period. opened. The flexible section 125 benefit plan is based on participation for one calendar year only (January …

Related practices and jurisdictions Thursday, January 30, 2020 For 2020, legislation enacted in December 2019 significantly increases the penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) for the late filing of certain notices and reports on employee benefit plans. Additionally, a final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) makes inflation adjustments to …

A commitment to continuing education is an important investment in the future. This is especially true for a student covered as a child annuitant under the Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. The plan’s children’s pension payments generally end when beneficiaries turn 18. But if you are a recipient attending a full-time educational institution – in …

The ERISA Consultants at the Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk receive regular calls from financial advisers on a wide range of technical topics related to IRAs, Qualified Pension Plans, and other types of Retirement Savings Plans. We bring you Case of the Week to highlight the most relevant topics affecting your business. A recent call …

It was the day after the FNHA transferred the administration of health benefits to Pacific Blue Cross. An urgent request from a dental office was transferred to Madeline Tifenbach, FNHA Health Benefits Evaluator. The dental office had a three year old First Nations child sitting in the dental chair. The family lived in British Columbia, …

SoFi added 529 contributions to its benefits program, SoFi at Work. Employees will now be able to link their existing 529 plans to SoFi’s portal and make contributions from their paycheck. Additionally, employers may allow monthly contributions to the plans. The personal finance company also plans to release a selection tool that will allow employees …

SUMMIT OF LEE, Mo., August 8, 2019 / PRNewswire / – GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) announced today its selection by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the exclusive carrier of two new Federal Employee Health Benefit Plans (FEHB) under the Compensation Plan Contract (IBP). After a competitive process, GEHA was chosen …

For the good business owner, a defined benefit plan can be the path to a very comfortable retirement. The problem is that far too few business owners are aware of the tax and retirement benefits associated with a defined benefit plan. According to CNN Money, the number of companies with defined benefit plans is only …

“Compass’s wide range of consulting services will be a huge asset to our HR service providers.” HOPKINTON, Mass. (PRWEB) May 30, 2019 PrismHR, the Leading HR Technology Software Powering Payroll, Benefits, and HR for Small and Medium Businesses Across the United States, Today Announced Compass Consulting Group, LLC Now Offers its Plan Design Programs benefits …

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Light on health, the most efficient and compelling quote, underwrite and proposal platform for the employee benefits industry, today announced a unique integration with the global financial services provider, the Principal Financial Group® to streamline the quoting, underwriting and renewal processes for insurance plan membership and …

Liquidity requirements create a balancing act for your clients’ Defined Benefit (DB) plans. Hold too little and you can’t pay participants’ benefits, which is a disaster on many fronts. Insufficient liquidity can also lead to forced sales of assets at derisory prices. However, if you hold excess cash, the portfolio incurs opportunity costs in the …

IRS regulations limit the extent to which pension plan participants can benefit from these plans. These limitations reduce the amount of benefits that some highly paid employees are able to accumulate from the amounts they might otherwise accumulate in the absence of the limitations. The Excess Benefits Plan was created in 2000 specifically for employees …

Diving brief: Employers continued to see moderate growth in health benefit costs of 3.6% in 2018, but projections of a 4.4% increase this year would outpace the consumer price index and employee revenue growth, a new Mercer Poll warns. Medium and large companies were better able to control their costs than small companies. When asked …

With declining unemployment rates, wage growth is increasing and employers have vacancies, workers now have leverage, confidence and options. For banks competing for applicants, a full package of benefits can tip the scales for a candidate considering multiple offers. Chuck coldwell A tighter job market requires an organization to market itself as an employer of …

(Rito Smith / US Air Force) Retired military personnel, their spouses, and perhaps 80 percent of the 320,000 survivors already able to collect benefits under the military survivor benefit plan, can take comfort in a recent report on the program. think tank RAND Corp. The 175-page report “An Evaluation of the Military Survivor Benefit Plan” …

Each year, a number of employee benefit plans are audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) to verify their compliance with the laws and regulations over which these agencies have enforcement authority. Agencies particularly focus on compliance issues that present the greatest potential risk to the greatest number of …

DRESHER, PA., January 2, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Ascensus, a technology services provider that helps more than 7 million Americans save for the future, has acquired Dedicated Defined Benefit Services (“Dedicated DB”). The defined benefit plan design, administration and advisory firm will immediately become part of the TPA Solutions business line from Ascensus within …

MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group legal services benefit plan as identity theft issues increase. Employers with 1,000 or more employees who use MetLaw will have access to the new credit monitoring service, which is provided by CyberScout, an identity theft service provider. The Advantage will scour the Internet and major credit …

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As concerns about identity theft continue to be a priority for employees, MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group benefits plan for legal services, MetLaw®, which is provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company. The new credit monitoring service, available to employers of 1,000 or more employees, strengthens …

What is a defined benefit plan? A defined benefit plan is an employer-sponsored pension plan in which employee benefits are calculated using a formula that takes into account several factors, such as length of employment and history. salaries.The firm is responsible for the investment and risk management of the plan and will typically hire an …

What is a variable benefit plan? A variable benefit plan is a type of pension plan in which the payout changes based on the performance of the plan’s investments. 401(k) plans are an example of a variable benefit. Key points to remember A variable benefit plan refers to a type of qualifying plan, such as …

What is a target benefit plan? A target benefit plan is similar to a defined benefit (DB) plan in which contributions are based on projected retirement benefits. However, unlike a defined benefit plan, the distributions that participants in a target benefit plan receive at retirement are based on investment performance and are therefore not guaranteed. …

There was a time when, after 25 or 30 years of hard work for your employer, you could expect to be rewarded for your loyalty and hard work with a golden watch and a constant flow of checks throughout your retirement. . But times have changed and these regular checks, thanks to a defined benefit …

Photo: Getty Images Designing a comprehensive benefits plan today can be like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. While traditional health insurance products provide the main elements, discounted benefit plans can be a cost effective way to round out the picture. The last few years have seen a steady growth of these regimes, which historically have …

Sponsors and administrators of employee benefit plans can save time selecting an audit firm and evaluating the quality of their services by writing a detailed request for proposal (RFP). Consider these tips offered by the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center: P Provide a brief description of the mission. Describe why the RFP is …