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6 Steps to a Better Audit

EBP audits

6 Steps to a Better Audit

With spring, comes the annual Form 5500. To reduce audit costs and minimize interruptions, do these 6 things and make Read More >>

7 questions to ask your employee benefit plan auditor

Employee benefit plan audits require specific tests. Since plan sponsors are ultimately responsible for the audit, be sure that you Read More >>

8 disclosures + 5 questions = things to tell your auditor

The formal name for setting auditor expectations is ‘written representations.’ Without a document of representations, the auditor is limited in Read More >>

Do you know if your 401(k) plan is broken?

401(k) plans require much maintenance to meet fiduciary requirements. There are many mistakes that can creep in over time that Read More >>

Internal control issues – part 2 of 2

Your 401(k) auditor has two essential and one optional step to take with regard to internal control deficiency findings. Before Read More >>

Avoid these 3 types of internal control issues – part 1 of 2

One of the most significant points of your benefit plan audit is determining the strength of internal controls with regard Read More >>

10 questions to ask before your audit

Your auditor’s engagement letter details the expectations of the roles of both auditor and plan sponsor. Understand that if the Read More >>

Important news for retirement plan sponsors

The IRS recently announced that employees will be able to contribute $17,000 to defined contribution plans for 2012, a $500 Read More >>

Your fiduciary duty: fidelity bonding

More than just a good idea, ERISA requires that all employee benefit plans have a fidelity bond. If it’s been Read More >>

Distribution compliance

Here are seven tips for employers to remain compliant regarding financial distributions from 401(k) plans: 1. Include language in your Read More >>