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What is on Our Mind?

What is on Our Mind? Wrangle has received dozens of calls and emails asking what is to be expected on the proposed 2019 Form 5500 changes. Has there truly been radio-silence on the proposed 2019 Form 5500 changes or are we going to get a call to roll up our sleeves...

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A Lifeline for Brokers

A Lifeline for Brokers Right about now, many brokers are reading over their scribbled notes from their strategic planning meetings, scouring over options for marketing, planning OE meetings and all along catching a glimpse of their emails popping in at a fast and furious pace.  What is a Broker...

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DOL Audits

DOL Audits By: Ann Mcadam The DOL does not take a back seat during the Fall season. This year, besides working feverishly on the potential changes stemming from the Associated Health Plan (AHP) final rule (Wrangle’s DOL contact noted that they...

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Swerving Away From Penalties

Four Common Plan Document Mistakes By Emily Marr Could this happen to you? A $40,150 penalty fee was slapped onto a Plan Sponsor for neglecting to hand out a Plan Document for a year to a plan participants’ request. (A court in its...

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

Conversations these days with HR folks include the discussion around wellness plans, health clinics, telemedicine/teledoc, health help lines, EAP, etc. Folding these benefits within the ERISA Plan brings many questions on reporting within the Form 5500 to Wrangle. Here...

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Joining a Back-Room Poker Game

When you are invited to a back room poker game you know you are privy to insight, decisions and perspective not available to the general public.  Wrangle had such an invitation from the DOL. Our COO Lynda Taylor had the chance to meet with the DOL’s EFAST team as...

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An Essential Outline on Establishing an ERISA Plan

An Essential Outline on Establishing an ERISA Plan By: Emily Marr If an employer asks you what steps are to be taken to form a Health and Welfare Plan under ERISA, how would you answer? Many feel the question leads to a blank canvas with plenty of uncertainty on how to move...

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Solving the Mystery on Participants

Multiple times a day Wrangle faces a mystery:  When we receive the worksheet data, the Plan Participant counts area is left blank. Of course, everyone knows the Form 5500 cannot be submitted in this manner. Wrangle pieces together what can be...

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New DOL Rule Hits Plan Documents

If your client does not have their Plan Documents and SPDs in place and up to date, they are not just vulnerable to high penalties, such as $110 per day. If taken to court the employer could be brought to their knees. The reason is the Plan Documents and...

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