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Forget Spring – Government Audits Are In The Air!

Employers are all too familiar with the more common investigation efforts by government agencies, such as an EEOC investigation blossoming from a single employee Title VII or ADEA charge into an onsite investigation of purported pattern and practice violations, or […]

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PBGC Premium Rates Increase in 2014 for Single-Employer Plans – Time to Cash-out Some Deferred Vested Participants?

Earlier this month, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) announced the flat and variable premium rates that defined benefit pension plans must pay in 2014. Single-employer plans. The flat rate premium for 2014 is $49 per participant. This is a […]

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Fiduciary Fitness Requires Training, or At Least the DoL Thinks So

This recent post on the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s website states that the Department of Labor has recently requested evidence of fiduciary training as part of its audits. While there is no express ERISA requirement that fiduciaries be trained, […]

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