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PCAOB Continues Its Efforts to Improve Transparency

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued PCAOB Release No. 2015-008, Improving the Transparency of Audits: Rules

Cybersecurity Considerations for Employee Benefit Plans

The DOL's ERISA Advisory Council recently issued a report, Cybersecurity Considerations for Benefit Plans, which summarizes its examination of and

Auto-Enrollment Pushes Retirement Plans Higher

Plan assets for 401(k) plans and similar types of defined contribution plans have topped $7 trillion due to continued growth in employee contributions.
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John Popies | 1.11.2017

Employee Benefit Plans: Are You Prepared?

Another reporting year/tax-filing period for your employee benefit plan is over – are you prepared? Did you put in place everything you said you

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Jenna Zelenski | 1.3.2017

AICPA Releases Tool for Determining Acceptability of Limited Scope Certifications

In recent years, the quality of employee benefit plan audits has been a focus of the Department of Labor and the American Institute of Certified Public

2017 Pension Plan Limitations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items
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Todd Lucas | 11.17.2016

Changes to Employee Benefit Plan Auditor's Reports May Be on the Way

In January 2015, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) created the Employee Benefit Plan Task Force (Task Force), whose goal was to improve the quality of
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Lara Fuller | 9.28.2016

IRS 2017 Mortality Tables

In 2015, the Society of Actuaries updated the mortality tables to be used in calculating defined pension plans’ benefit obligations. At that time,

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What You Should Be Doing to Prepare for the October 15 Form 5500 Filing Deadline

As the October 15 Form 5500 filing deadline quickly approaches, there are some important items you should address sooner rather than later: Contact your

401(k) Plan Sponsors Continue to Face Class-Action Lawsuits

This past June, a $31 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit filed against Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company back in November

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