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The presence of an investment certification can change the entire audit plan. Be sure to get your certification and make sure it is valid before your audit begins. The most important thing to consider when preparing for your benefits plan audit is determining which type of audit to choose. There are two types of checks …

An accurate census greases the wheels to begin verification of a benefits plan. What is a census? A census is a report typically completed from your payroll system for a specific time period that contains relevant data. The most common items found in a census are employee name, employee identification number, social security number, union …

October 1, 2021 The Grand St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of the Missouri Federation of Chambers and is pleased to offer this benefit to businesses located in the St. Louis / St. Charles County area. There is strength in numbersA medical plan that allows small businesses to band …

Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league’s nearly $ 4 million health and welfare benefit plan, the Southern District of New York City attorney’s office said Thursday. York. Players include Terrence Williams, Sebastian Telfair, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen, Ruben Patterson, Shannon Brown, Will Bynum, Christopher Douglas-Roberts, Alan Anderson, Tony …

Employers, insurers and benefit plan vendors are all impacted by new guidance issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) aimed at mitigating the disruptive effect of COVID-19. The guidance was issued on April 28, 2020. In a related step, the DOL also issued new Model COBRA notices on May …

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Benefit plans are by their very nature decentralized. Certain aspects of the plan may be contracted out to third party service organizations specializing in accounting and investment record keeping functions. Paradoxically, however, companies take full responsibility for the integrity of all aspects of their benefit plan, including …

(Photo courtesy of CVS Health) CVS Caremark, CVS’s manager of pharmacy benefits, enters into a larger PBM contract with the government-wide benefit plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program. CVS Health has been the Pharmacy Benefits Manager for the Service Benefits Plan, which provides benefits to the federal workforce, since 1993. The new contract, …

Employers face uncertainty over the expiration of COVID-19 relief that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published in a joint directive on May 4, 2020. The joint directives require that employee benefit plans take or suspend certain deadlines during the “epidemic period,” which the directives define as the period …

Thursday 25 February 2021 Employers face uncertainty over the expiration of COVID-19 relief that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published in a joint directive on May 4, 2020. The joint guidelines require that employee benefit plans take or suspend certain deadlines during the “epidemic period,” which the guidelines …

Related practices and jurisdictions Monday, December 14, 2020 On December 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a final rule establishing a regulatory framework for trustees of private benefit plans to follow when exercising shareholder rights, including voting by proxy, and select and monitor proxy advisory firms. . The DOL said the …

Italy: Rewarding employees: new clarification of the rules of employee benefit plans in Italy November 27, 2020 Read Laboris To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The Italian tax administration has issued new guidelines clarifying how employers can use benefits to reward employees. In particular, the Authority decided that the plans cannot …

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard), a leading group insurance company specializing in employee benefit solutions for businesses of all sizes, launched RSL Complete®, a dental benefits plan and Integrated visuals for employers with 10 or more employees. To help families familiarize themselves with preventative and routine dental …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, today announced the acquisition of Group Benefit Services, Inc. and GBS Payroll Plus, Inc. ( collectively, Group Benefit Services, or “GBS”), one of the largest and most respected third-party employee benefits administrators in the Mid-Atlantic …

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 …