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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‚Ķ ‚ÄúDemystifying ERISA Plan Documents‚ÄĚ ‚Äď A Free Webinar Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:30 p.m. ‚Äď 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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Reminder: Electronic Disclosure Rules and Open Enrollment Materials for SMMs

We are in the thick of Open Enrollment Season, which tends to be a time of year when various required notices are issued. With many working from home, the need for electronic distribution is critical. Here are some items to keep in...

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Current Special Extension Details from Natural Disasters

After COVID-19, shelter-in-place orders, protests, loss of jobs, remote learning, etc., many are wondering, "What's next? Godzilla?!". For some, natural disasters have come instead. If the President declares a natural disaster, the IRS and DOL are able to issue special extensions for...

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Demystifying Trust Form 5500s

When a new client comes on board with a Trust ERISA Plan, you may feel a wave of uncertainty and know just enough of what needs to be done to be dangerous. Do you have any of the following questions in your...

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The 6 Most Over-Looked Details of a Form 5500 Report

There are definite steps that you can take to help keep the Form 5500 report process moving forward. Here are the six key areas that you don’t want to overlook. 1. Did the Plan Sponsor move to a new location or update its...

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