Services: Employee Benefit Plans

SECURE 2.0 Act Requires 401(k) Plan Administration Changes for Employers

The 401(k) plan is the most popular employer-sponsored retirement plan in the United States. As of September 30, 2022, more than $6.3 trillion in assets were held in 401(k) accounts by more than 60 million active participants, as well as millions of former employees and retirees. So 401(k) plans are a key payroll responsibility for most businesses….

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Updated State-Mandated Retirement Plans: An Overview for Businesses

Many Americans are not saving enough for retirement – in fact, a recent survey by the Federal Reserve found that a quarter of working adults have no retirement savings at all. To address this growing crisis, a number of states are enacting laws that require private businesses to provide employee retirement plans. The requirement comes…

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Updated Management Responsibilities Under SAS 136

by Jennifer McCahill, CPA, Partner The implementation of SAS 136 is finally here. After being delayed an additional year during the pandemic, this new standard represents the first significant change to employee benefit plan audits in the past several years. For organizations subject to an audit of their retirement plan, below are several changes that…

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SERPs: Pros and Cons for Employers and Executives

If your company offers employees a qualified retirement plan, it’s probably a 401(k). But this popular option isn’t the only game in town. You may want to offer an additional retirement savings vehicle — such as a supplementary executive retirement plan (SERP) — to complement the 401(k)s of a select group of employees. Unlike 401(k)s, SERPs…

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Changes in the Employee Benefit Plan Landscape for 2020 and 2021 Audits

Like many areas of our lives in 2020, Employee Benefit Plans also experienced a number of significant changes as a result of the pandemic and the CARES Act. Plan sponsors should take note that the approval of two new audit reporting standards, SAS 134 and SAS 136, will likely impact the performance and timing of…

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Congress Passes Year End Funding and Pandemic Aid Package

The bill includes tax deductibility of PPP expenses and new round of PPP loans