Employee Benefits Update: Year End 2015

This issue’s topics include:

  • Determination letter limbo: IRS makes changes to determination letter program
  • Tibble case puts focus on fiduciaries’ ongoing duties
  • Give employees more bang for their buck: How to use default deferral rates and auto-escalation clauses
  • Is a customized TDF right for you?

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Employee Benefits Update: October/November 2015

This issue’s topics include:

  • Be careful what you toss: Plan record retention requirements
  • Year end notices: Staying on top of the requirements
  • Survey says…Poll highlights what participants think they know
  • When electronic disclosure isn’t enough under ERISA

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The Fundamentals of Fiduciary Protection for 401(k)s

Join Jennifer Martlew of Insero & Co. CPAs, Brian Kopp of Nixon Peabody, and Stephen Brown of The Brown Group for a free roundtable for business owners, trustees, and human resource professionals sponsored by Stifel/The Brown Group.

Mid age couple with financial advisor at home

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When:  Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30 AM, Breakfast, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Presentation
Where: The Del Monte Lodge, Renaissance Hotel & Spa | 41 North Main Street | Pittsford, NY 14534
Cost: Free of Charge
Presented By: Jennifer Martlew | Audit Partner | Insero & Co. CPAs
Brian Kopp | Partner | Nixon Peabody
Stephen Brown | Manaing Director/Investments | Stifel | The Brown Group

To RSVP, or for more information, contact Brittany Buffington at (585) 267-8840 or buffingtonb@stifel.com. Please RSVP by September 29, 2015.

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Employee Benefits Update: August/September 2015

This issue’s topics include:

  • 401(k) rollovers: How rollovers to your plan can benefit everyone
  • DOL reproposes ERISA fiduciary investment advice regulations
  • Are you insured? Fiduciary liability insurance can help when problems arise
  • Court finds that plan document trumps beneficiary designation forms
  • Compliance alert

Employee Benefits Update August/September 2015

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Employee Benefits Update: June/July 2015

In this issue we review questions plan sponsors should ask when reviewing data security with service providers. In addition, we briefly highlight changes made by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) affecting defined-benefit pension sponsors in 2015, including changes to annual premium rates and scheduling. Finally, we list a few key tax reporting deadlines for June and July.

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Employee Benefits Update: April/May 2015

In this issue we highlight the importance of reviewing your plan operations and key fiduciary tasks. We summarize plan loan requirements that all plan fiduciaries should know, and take a look at some common questions regarding plan audits. We also discuss what happens when a plan fiduciary communicates with an attorney about an ERISA-covered retirement plan, and we list a few key tax reporting deadlines for April and May.

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Top 10 Governance & Operational Issues for Your Defined Contribution Plan

Join our panel of experts for a discussion of the Top 10 Governance & Operational Issues for Your Defined Contribution Plan. Learn what to know before the auditors knock on your door. Highlights include:

  • ERISA fiduciary best practices
  • Practical insights from recent lawsuits
  • Common operational errors
  • Self-correction strategies

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When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 AM, Breakfast/Networking, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Panel Discussion (Add to Calendar)
Where: Country Club of Rochester, 2935 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
Cost: Free of Charge. Registration Required.
Panelists: Leslie Whitney, AIF, Fiduciary Investment Advisors, Jennifer Martlew, CPA, CFE, Insero & Company CPAs, P.C., Christian Hancey, Esq. and Eric Paley, Esq., Nixon Peabody.

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Employee Benefits Update: February/March 2015

This issue’s topics include:

  • Navigating ERISA’s comprehensive plan document disclosure rules
  • IRS checklist offers a convenient compliance self-checkup
  • Who are functional fiduciaries? Appeals court holds service provider not a plan fiduciary
  • 2014 vs. 2015 retirement plan limits

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Employee Benefits Update: Year End 2014

This issue’s topics include:

  • What you need to know about ADP/ACP discrimination testing
  • Are you offering a Roth 401(k) plan option yet?
  • 401(k) plan automatic enrollment: A winning formula
  • Help participants avoid an inappropriate IRA rollover

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Make Today Your 401(k) Day

The Plan Sponsor Council of America wants you to celebrate 401(k) Day! This annual campaign provides materials to plan sponsors to help educate employees and encourage active participation in their plans.

To learn more about the campaign and how you can put it to use any day of the year click here.

To quickly download and print a flyer, click on the image below.

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