Annual Retirement Plan Checklist
As a plan sponsor, you are responsible for keeping your plan in compliance with government regulations. One of the important areas of compliance involves the many documents that are part of plan administration. These documents must be in writing and kept at your fingertips in case you need to refer to them. On top of having copies of the documents in your file cabinet, you must understand and closely follow them. Here is our “just the basics” Annual Retirement Plan Checklist
Think Green: Have You Considered 401(k) e-Disclosures?
Anyone who has received stacks of mailed booklets, leaflets or other paper 401(k) disclosure materials might be cheering about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent rule that expands employer options for delivering retirement plan documents online. The Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans went into effect July 27, 2020 as a “voluntary safe harbor for retirement plan administrators who want to use electronic media, as a default, to furnish covered documen
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