May 5, 2016

Don’t Neglect Written Policies and Procedures

Many smaller companies simply don’t have the bandwidth to get them completed. The CEO of a ten-person company is most likely also the HR Manager, CFO, and buyer of office supplies.
May 4, 2016

Death and Taxes for Qualified Plans

An IRS plan audit uniquely focuses an employer’s mind on the core identity of its qualified retirement plan, which is that of a tax exempt organization, but one whose exemption (or “qualification”) requirements are far pickier than those applicable to one’s favorite charity.
April 12, 2016

How to Prepare for a HIPAA Audit

Original post The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has announced it will be launching phase two of the Health Insurance […]
March 14, 2016

Using Compliance Reviews to Prepare Employers for Audit

Original post A retirement plan sponsor has a fiduciary duty to ensure that the plan complies with all federal and state rules and regulations. Plan […]
February 11, 2016

Audit: What should I expect from a Department of Labor audit?

Employers should keep in mind that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) can audit employers at any time, although the most common reason for a DOL audit is a complaint from an employee.
June 29, 2015

Preparing for a DOL Audit with a Mock Interview

Originally posted by Bill Olson on June 23, 2015 on As the likelihood of an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor increases, every organization […]