401(k) Plan Fees: Various Types and Who Pays

Are you considered a Fiduciary for your Company’s 401(k) plan?  Are you a participant in your Company’s 401(k) plan and looking to get answers on what the different fees are that you are paying to be a participant?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, read on for explanations on a variety of …

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Audit Requirements for Terminated Plan

As 401(k) auditors we are frequently asked “How long does a company have to have an audit for a plan that is terminated?”  Unfortunately as companies struggle during these tough economic times, plans are being terminated both as an effort to save costs or because the company has closed its doors.  As part of the …

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Are Your Fund Offerings Affecting Participation in Your Retirement Plan?

The answer is…possibly. After reading the title of this blog, you may have initially thought that eligible employees may be put off by an inadequate number of fund offerings; however, if there are too many fund offerings, some employees may become confused and, as a result, not enroll in the plan. A recent joint study …

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401(k) Employer Matching

Does your 401(K) Plan offer an Employer matching contribution to employees?  Are you a Plan administrator?  How comfortable are you with the Employer match made each year or each pay period?  Theoretically, there should be no mistakes in the Employer match because you use a third party payroll provider who has a systematic process for …

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Remitting Contributions Timely

The Department of Labor regulations states that employee contributions should be remitted to the plan as of the earliest date on which such contributions can reasonably be segregated from the employer’s general assets, but no later than the 15th business day after the end of the month from the date on which such amounts are …

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Internal Control Processes Over Participant Contributions

Are you doing all that you can to ensure that your participant’s accounts are correct?  When was the last time you evaluated your internal controls over participant accounts?  There are a few important steps you can do to beef up your internal control processes in order to increase the probability that your participant’s accounts are …

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