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Questions on the Schedule A’s Experienced-Rated Premium Answered

Experienced-rated policies and how they are reported on the Schedule A in the Form 5500 can be a bit of a mystery. This blog is to help provide more understanding. What is an Experienced-Rated Contract? The premiums for the current experience-rated contract are...

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ERISA Compliance for the Summary Annual Report (SAR)

So many focus on e-filing the Form 5500 on time, that they overlook the mandate to distribute the Summary Annual Report (SAR) to the participants. The following are key points to know and apply to prevent compliance mishaps. Also provided are important...

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Free Webinar and Update on the Consolidated Appropriations Act

Wrangle Presents… “Demystifying Form 5500s & Nondiscrimination Testing” A Free Webinar for Our Partners Thursday, August 12, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST This blog is covering two fronts. First, we have information on our upcoming national webinar...

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Benefits Exempt and Not Exempt for the Form 5500

The last thing that you want right before the July 31st deadline for the Form 5500 is to discover that a benefit should have had a Schedule A in the filing. To help prevent any surprises, below are benefits to consider....

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Nondiscrimination Testing

Most know just enough about nondiscrimination testing (NDT) to be dangerous! This is not an unusual feeling, as many of the regulations are vague and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided little guidance. This Q&A blog provides key highlights to know...

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2021 Natural Disasters Special Extension Deadlines

Generally speaking, federally declared natural disasters provide special extensions to Form 5500s. This was most recently seen for those who reside in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and experienced the severe winter storm in February. The Form 5500 deadlines extended to June...

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Wrap Plan Documents and the New COBRA Subsidies

Yet again, employers are faced with a new roadmap to follow in compliance. The recent developments on COBRA subsidies may help former employees; however, they are quite an undertaking for the employers. Our ERISA Desk team has prepared helpful notes to grasp...

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COBRA Counts and the 2020 Form 5500

In recent weeks, Wrangle has received scores of questions from brokers on COBRA counts for the 2020 Form 5500. This is a bit unprecedented; however, there is a good reason. It is all tied to the recent passing of the American...

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Easy-to-Follow Table on the Legislative Changes for Wrap Plan Documents

In trying to keep up with the legislative changes for 2020 and 2021, do you feel like you are watching three baseball games being played on the same field, at the same time? To know what must be changed versus what...

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