Benefits in Brief - Fall 2017

  • Compliance Matters: Hardship Requests Require Extra Diligence | Page 1
  • Participant Loans: When is a Loan Not a Loan | Page 2
  • Safe Harbor Distributions: What Constitutes an "Immediate and Heavy Need"? | Page 3
  • Does Your Plan Support Financial Well-Being? | Page 4
     

08/15/2017

Benefits in Brief- Summer 2017

  • Indirect Payments and Revenue Sharing: Are the Fees Your Plan is Paying Reasonable? | Page 1
  • Corporate Mergers and Spinoffs: How Will Your Retirement Plan Be Affected? | Page 2
  • Sending ERISA Disclosures: The Benefits of Electronic Delivery | Page 3
  • Conditions Ripe For Transfer of Pension Plan Risk | Page 4

07/12/2017

Benefits in Brief - Spring 2017

  • Record Retention: What to Hold, When to Fold | Page 1
  • Going It Alone: What to Know About Self-directed Brokerage Accounts | Page 2
  • Compliance Matters: Full Scope vs. Limited Scope Audits | Page 3
  • 6 Best Practices for Plan Sponsors | Page 4

02/23/2017

Benefits in Brief - Winter 2017

  • Hardship Requests Require Extra Diligence  |  Page 1
  • When Is a Loan Not a Loan?  |  Page 2
  • Safe Harbor Distributions  |  Page 3
  • Does Your Plan Support Financial Well-Being?  |  Page 4

10/13/2016

Benefits in Brief – Fall 2016

  • Regulatory Update: Investment Advisors Become Fiduciaries Under ERISA | Page 1
  • Audit Speak: How (and When) to Communicate with Your Auditor | Page 2
  • Understanding Control Deficiencies | Page 2
  • Best Practices: How to Ensure Accurate Census Data | Page 3
  • When Not to Rely on Your TPA | Page 4

07/26/2016

Benefits in Brief - Summer 2016

  • Compliance Matters: How to Determine Eligible Compensation | Page 1 
  • Plan Operations : Keys to Switching Service Providers Painlessly | Page 2
  • Best Practices : Take Steps Now to Avoid Compensation Errors | Page 3
  • A Matter of Record : Why Minutes Matter | Page 4

06/07/2016

Benefits in Brief - Spring 2016

  • Relief Now Available for Elective Deferral Failures | Page 1 
  • Hiring a Quality Auditor Is Your Responsibility | Page 2 
  • Is It Time for Automatic Enrollment? | Page 3
  • Four Questions Your 401(k) Committee Should Ask | Page 4

03/16/2016

Benefits in Brief - Winter 2016

  • An Ounce of Prevention: The Case for Effective Internal Controls | Page 1
  • ERISA 3(21) vs. 3(38): Which Role Is Your Investment Advisor Playing? | Page 2
  • Signs of Weakness: Understanding Control Deficiencies | Page 3
  • Non-discrimination Testing for Health and Welfare Plans | Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Fall 2015      

  • Doing the Right Thing: Best Practices for Plan Administrators | Page 1
  • A Matter of Minutes: The Importance of Documenting Decisions | Page 2
  • Compliance Matters: How "Timely" is Timely? | Page 3
  • The Duty of Prudence: Lessons from the Courts | Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Summer 2015

  • Communication Breakdown:  The Challenge of Plan Disclosure  |  Page 1
  • Compliance Issues:  SOC 1 Reports and the Importance of User Controls  |  Page 2
  • Disclosure Obligations:  A Lesson from the Courts  |  Page 3
  • Understanding the 80-120 Participant Rule  |  Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Spring 2015

  • Best Practices: Keeping Tabs on Service Providers | Page 1
  • Compliance Matters: Understanding Prohibited Transactions | Page 2
  • 3 Common Audit Deficiencies | Page 3
  • Timing Employer Matching Contributions | Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Winter 2015

  • Best Practices: The Importance of Properly Valuing Plan Investments | Page 1
  • Compliance Matters: Handling Hardship Distributions | Page 2
  • The Murky Matter of Alternative Investments | Page 3
  • Avoid Missed Handoffs with Your TPA | Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Fall 2014

  • Best Practices for Your Plan's Investment Committee | Page 1
  • Understanding the Corrective Distribution Process | Page 2
  • Compliance Notes | Page 3
  • Are You Ready for an EBP Audit? | Page 4

Benefits in Brief - Summer 2014

  • Compliance Matters: How Plan Sponsors Get Into Trouble | Page 1-2
  • Fee Disclosures: DOL Simplifying Fee Disclosure Requirements | Page 3
  • Understanding Your Investment Fiduciary Duties | Page 4

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