Employee Benefit Blog

Blogs August 08, 2019 10 Auditor Considerations Under the New Employee Benefit Plan Standard (SAS 136)

A look at the auditor’s responsibilities and performance requirements under SAS No. 136, (Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974).

Blogs April 02, 2019 FASB Amends Master Trust Reporting Requirements for Employee Benefit Plans

New FASB guidance will reduce diversity in disclosures relating to master trust interests in employee benefit plan financial statements and provide the users of these financial statements with more information.

Blogs March 27, 2019 EisnerAmper Co-Hosts Employee Benefits Plan Event at NYSE

EisnerAmper Co-Hosts Employee Benefits Plan Event at NYSE with Charles Schwab and CMC Interactive. Sponsors of plans large and small toured the stock exchange floor, followed by an educational discussion on operational challenges for employee benefit…

Blogs March 26, 2019 Your Benefit Plan Limited Scope Audit Report May Soon Look Different…

There will soon be a new AICPA Statement on Auditing Standard, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (“EBP SAS”) which addresses an auditor’s responsibility to financial statements.

Blogs December 03, 2018 IRS Provides Form 5500 Filing Relief for California Wildfire Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it has granted retirement plan sponsors in the wildfire disaster areas relief for the filing of Form 5500. Plan Sponsors now have until April 30, 2019 to file returns due during this time period.

Blogs September 14, 2018 Borrowing Limits for Participants with Multiple Plan Loans

In situations in which they are approving plan loans, plan sponsors should understand how the maximum loan amount available to a plan participant is calculated to ensure that violations of IRC section 72(p)(2)(A) do not occur.

Blogs September 10, 2018 Treatment of the Annual Compensation in Defined Contribution Plans in a Short Plan Year

This article discusses how defined contribution retirement plan plans sponsors should adjust the annual compensation limit under Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 401(a)(17) in a plan year of less than 12 months (“short plan year”).

Blogs December 11, 2017 Best Practices for Plan Sponsors: The Importance of Internal Controls and Audit and Investigation Readiness

Diane Wasser, partner-in-charge of EisnerAmper’s Pension Services Group, sat down with Callan Carter, special counsel at Trucker Huss, a firm of ERISA and employee benefits attorneys, to discuss common retirement plan errors and how to avoid them.

Blogs September 12, 2017 403(b) Plans Must Be Universally Available – Is Yours?

With IRS audits of 403(b) plans on the rise, it is critical that 403(b) plan sponsors review how they are applying the universal eligibility rule in operation under their plan.