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Key Updates on 5500, Plan Documents, and COVID-19 Changes

Wrangle has been closely monitoring to make sure we bring you what you need to know related to the Form 5500s and Plan Documents. Please see below for the latest high-level synopsis and an update on the transparency for...

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Quick Refresher on the Dashboard

Every February, Wrangle receives scores of requests for trainings on how to use the Wrangle Dashboard, as well as a refresher on our process for the Form 5500. Live trainings are gladly provided, but to reach the masses and to provide the...

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Understanding the Employer Status Box on the 5500

Start your engines! February is Wrangle's "Dashboard Data Entry Month," as it is the best time to consider the 2020 calendar year Form 5500s before you are crazed with strategic planning meetings and renewals. One dangerous practice is to assume, “If it was...

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Form 5500 Participant Counts and Furlough Employees (due to COVID-19)

COVID-19 certainly has made an impact on the health and welfare industry and raised questions on whether there is an impact on the Form 5500. One question, in particular, has come up frequently: Are those who were on furlough during 2020 to...

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What is Needed for Plan Documents and HIPAA for 2021

2021 has already brought updates for health FSA and dependent care benefits with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, as well as on the proposed Privacy Rule changes after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made modifications in December 2020. For this...

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Coming in February 2021: Free Webinar – Demystifying ERISA Wrap Plan Documents

Wrangle Presents… “Demystifying ERISA Plan Documents” – A Free Webinar Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Many Plan Sponsors fail to meet the basic ERISA compliance requirement for Plan Documents and SPDs. To start off 2021...

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Breaking News: New DOL Protocol for 5500s

Starting on January 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (the DOL), as well as the IRS, will only accept two active Form 5500 versions for e-filing: the 2019 and 2020 versions. For current filers, this has no impact. However, if the Plan...

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Wrangle in 2021

We know that many are ready to have 2020 in their rearview mirror. But it’s also nice to have a crystal ball to see into the future. Here is Wrangle’s list of what key details to know for next year on...

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2020’s Amendments to Plan Documents and SPDs

2020 will be known as a fast-moving avalanche of legislative change to employee benefits due to COVID-19. It is now required to record the changes and their impacts to the Plan Sponsor’s Wraparound Plan Documents and SPDs, and to communicate to the...

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