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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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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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