The Form 5500 is due seven months after the end of the plan year. Under ERISA, the 2019 maximum penalty for failing to file the form has increased from $2,140 to $2,194 per day. Let's take a look at the basic requirements.
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In the competition for talent, industry experts anticipate there will be a 24% increase in the number of companies offering student loan debt repayment programs as an employee benefit this year. Will your organization take advantage?
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Thirty-five percent of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and even though 98% of employers have sexual harassment policies in place, only 32% of women believe that inappropriate behavior is addressed quickly.
Ransomware cripples municipal operations, popular restaurant brands report data breach, unsecured database exposes information of millions of Americans, and more.
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Do you currently sit on any boards, or are you thinking of doing so? Board membership can take many forms, from small nonprofits to major corporations. And while serving on a board can be very rewarding, it also exposes your personal wealth and assets to potential risk, since board members can be personally liable for the actions (or inactions) of the boards upon which they sit.
You might be tired of hearing about new cyber risks, especially around the holiday season with all of its other stressors, but now is the ideal time to protect your family as smart devices are a very popular type of holiday gift. Like any evolving technology, smart home tech is especially vulnerable to hackers. Do you own — or are you thinking about purchasing — any of the following popular devices?
Uninsured flood loss from Hurricane Florence is estimated to be between $13 billion and $18.5 billion. Why the large number? Flood damage is excluded on most homeowners policies, and most homeowners do not buy stand-alone flood insurance due to its high cost. While grants and loans from FEMA will help somewhat, much of the loss from Hurricane Florence will be borne by the property owners. Therefore, it’s critical to do all you can to minimize losses now while ensuring the safety of your family.
Being disaster ready is not limited to businesses. Individuals and families also need to plan ahead in order to be prepared when disaster strikes. How will you get everyone out of the house safely? How will you access important family records? How will you get back up on your feet and to return to work?
Whether you have a cabin by the lake, an apartment or other dwelling as a second home, you should consider a variety of factors when selecting the right coverage. The type of coverage will largely depend on the amount of time your home will be unoccupied, liability from renting the property, and its location.
The Insurance Research Council reports that one in seven drivers lacks coverage, which means an accident involving an uninsured driver could create a lot of trouble for you. If you’re in an accident with someone who has no insurance or not enough insurance, your only options are to look to your insurer — or to your wallet.
Ordinary homeowners policies don’t protect you when costs exceed the amount of coverage in your policy, potentially leaving you significantly underinsured after a total loss of your home or property. Families with more substantial homes and assets should look for insurance carriers that offer “guaranteed replacement” coverage, which pays the full cost of rebuilding your home and other structures on your property after a covered total loss — even if that amount exceeds your policy limit.
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