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Investment Diversification with Active and Passive Plan Investment Options

The fiduciary responsibility of plan sponsors is to periodically review policies for their retirement plans. While most plan sponsors consider a balance between large-cap and small-cap, global and domestic, and equity and bond investments in their investment policies, plan. Read More >>

Designing a 401(k) Matching Program to Meet Your Objectives

We’ve found over the years that it can be challenging to get employees to set aside money for their retirement. By providing a matching contribution to your employees, you are helping to incentivize them to put their own money. Read More >>

The Changing Face of the Employee Benefit Plan Limited Scope Audit

As we noted last month, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires that employee benefit plans with 100 or more eligible participants are required to have their financial statements audited annually, which should be attached to. Read More >>

Employee Benefit Plan Audits: What It Is and When You Might Need One

June 18, 2021 Benefit Plans

Background The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires that certain companies offering employee benefit plans must have their plan audited annually. The audit reports not only on the plan’s financial standing but the process can also. Read More >>

Partial Plan Terminations – How Does This Affect My Business?

Because of the current economic uncertainty due to COVID-19, some businesses have had to lay off considerable portions of their workforce, many with the hope of rehiring the individuals sometime down the road. Whether these layoffs are temporary or. Read More >>

Employee Benefits: The Implications of the New Laws in Response to COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Jim Merklin discusses how businesses’ and individuals’ benefit plans are being impacted by the SECURE Act AND CARES Act, which was put in place as a result of COVID-19.   Read More >>

Benefit Plan Relief for Plan Sponsors and Participants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and The SECURE Act include several retirement plan provisions benefiting plan sponsors and participants and their families. The IRS recently issued guidance in the form of a Q&A relating to. Read More >>

Ohio Employers to Receive Dividend from Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Some good news for Ohio businesses. To help Ohio’s economy and business community withstand COVID-19’s challenges, which include temporary business closings, stay-at-home orders, and the record number of unemployment assistance, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Board of Directors. Read More >>

State Agencies Issue Financial Relief to Ohio Businesses and Workers in Response to COVID-19

The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, The Ohio Department of Insurance and The Ohio Department of Labor have issued orders and additional guidance on insurance premiums and FMLA requirements for employers and employees in light of the COVID-19 impact.. Read More >>

When Bad Things Happen to Good Plans: Preventing errors with eligible compensation plans

For even the most well-intended and conscientious plan sponsor, the complex rules and regulations regarding retirement plans can result in the occasional error in administration or operation. Operational errors are made while carrying out the plan in accordance with. Read More >>