The DOL is tasked with looking out for the best interest of retirement plan participants and one such way they do so is via the plan audit requirement. This video will help you expand your understanding of what the auditor is looking for and steps you can take to ensure your audit goes smoothly.
“Managing a Plan Audit” will cover:
Is your company-sponsored retirement plan subject to the DOL’s annual financial statement audit requirement?
The two primary factors that dictate an audit is required are: 1) the number of participants, and 2) the amount of non-qualifying plan assets. This video will help you gain an understanding of these issues as well as how to effectively manage your plan in the event of an audit.
Watch “What’s a Plan Audit?” to gain valuable insight to:
Many plan sponsors struggle with how to encourage their employees to participate in a retirement plan. One way to help increase employee plan participation - with evidence of success - is by including an auto contribution arrangement, or more commonly known as an auto enrollment feature, to your company plan.
View “Auto Enrollment” to explore:
It is more important now than ever that all fiduciaries have a clear understanding of the new Department of Labor rules promoting fee transparency and minimum disclosure requirements.
Protect your role as a fiduciary and learn more about plan fee and expense arrangements associated with the services provided to a company retirement plan.
View “Plan Fees and Expenses” to explore the:
Did you know? The greatest number of errors commonly discovered during a retirement plan audit relate to the use of an improper definition of plan compensation.
Although “compensation” seems easy enough to define, when dealing with a retirement plan there can be many different types of compensation that need to be addressed. Gain an in-depth understanding of the numerous definitions of compensation and how the definition you use can affect the on-going operation of your retirement plan.
View “How You Define Compensation Matters” to uncover:
Are you aware that one of the most common compliance issues employers face when dealing with the IRS is out of date retirement plan documents?
The importance of maintaining your plan documents when offering retirement benefits to your employees cannot be over emphasized. Much like a car, proper and consistent maintenance helps to ensure that there are no major expenses or problems down the road.
Stay knowledgeable of your role and the legal requirements governing your plan documents. View “Your Plan Documents” to better understand:
Did you know? As a retirement plan sponsor, there are practical ways you can mitigate your fiduciary liability with co-fiduciaries.
Gain a greater understanding of the role co-fiduciaries can play in your company plan and the additional services they provide with the video, “Managing Risk with Co-Fiduciaries.”
Are you uncertain of which recent changes to the fiduciary rules apply to you and the responsibilities associated with your role as a retirement plan sponsor?
Gain greater clarity and understanding of this fundamentally important topic with this featured video, “Fiduciary Duties and Responsibilities,” which seeks to:
Are you aware that as an employer sponsoring a retirement plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), you have a fiduciary responsibility?
Staying knowledgeable of your role as a fiduciary and the associated responsibilities you must properly manage are key to your company’s retirement plan success. View “Who is a Fiduciary?” to better understand your individual role and what qualifies other members of your team as a fiduciary.
This brief and engaging 3-minute video will highlight: