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February 29, 2016 | Theresa McDowell

DOL Focuses on Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits

The Department of Labor recently began contacting employee benefit plan administrators regarding the risk of substandard audit work. This warning comes as a result of a recently published DOL study “Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits.” Here are some important questions to ask your audior following the DOL report. Read on »

July 27, 2015 | Theresa McDowell

EBP Compliance: Preventing Audit Deficiencies

Administrators of employee benefit plans (EBPs) have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of plan funds for the benefit of both the companies they represent and employee participants. EBP audits are designed to catch problems that administrators might not be aware of, yet audits themselves can lead to penalties, disqualifications, or impacts on participants’ tax returns if they don’t adequately identify issues that should be addressed. Read on »

March 9, 2015 | Theresa McDowell

EBP Compliance: 5 Strategies to Stay Complaint - and Avoid a Department of Labor Audit

If there was ever a time for executives and employee benefit plan administrators to take a closer look at their compliance policies and procedures, this is it. Read on »