Employee Benefit Plan Services

Our Employee Benefit Plan Services Group performs:

Audit Services

  • 401(k), 403(b), and profit sharing plans, including 11-K
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Defined benefit and cash balance plans
  • Health and welfare plans

Consulting, Fiduciary, and Administrative Solutions*

  • Plan governance assessment, implementation and maintenance
  • Fiduciary and participant education
  • Investment menu analysis, including target date fund suitability
  • Fee benchmarking, including requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Customized plan design analysis and implementation
  • Open architecture retirement plan platform
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRAs) solutions
  • Third-party administrative services, including:
  • Compliance and nondiscrimination testing
  • Form 5500 preparation
  • Recordkeeping for daily-valued individual account plans
  • Plan document preparation
  • Distribution processing
  • Participant reporting and notification
  • Plan corrections under EPCRS (IRS), DFVCP (EBSA), and VFCP (DOL)
  • Assistance with IRS and DOL examinations
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) consulting and administration, including feasibility analysis, repurchase obligation, and 409(p) testing (where applicable)
  • Nonqualified plan design and implementation

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*Consulting and Fiduciary Services are provided by SDAdvantage Retirement Solutions, LP (SDARS) and Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors, LP (SDWMA).
SDARS performs third-party administrative services for retirement plans.  These services typically include design and plan documentation, compliance testing and reporting, recordkeeping, contribution processing, and distribution services.
SDWMA is a Registered Investment Advisor providing investment management services to plan sponsors, including discretionary and non-discretionary investment advice regarding a plan’s investment options, the ongoing monitoring of those options and participant education.

case studies

 
big problem:
A not-for-profit client out of 401(k) compliance.
big thinking:
Allowing more contributions by highly paid employees.
 
big problem:
Hackers attempting a six-figure wire transfer.
big thinking:
Rapid action spearheaded active containment and response.

our thoughts on

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Audit, ERISA BY Joshua Zimmerly
Benefit Plan Audit by Infomercial
Audit, ERISA BY Todd Lucas
Long-Awaited Employee Benefit Plan Audit Standard Final Balloted
Making Your Benefit Plan Audit Easier
ERISA BY Lindzee Nicholson
Mortality Scale 2018 Update
Revenue Procedure 2018-52 Released by IRS: VCP Modifications

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Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

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p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062