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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The short answer is yes, they could. You would think that wildfires on the coast would have a regional impact, but events like this can have repercussions on the entire insurance market, even here in the Midwest. To recoup income from damages in one part of the country, national insurance companies tend to increase insurance rates in other states. Ongoing losses from the wildfires in California are putting pressure on insurers, and it’s only a matter of time before that cost transfers to the insureds.
You’ve seen the headlines about record flooding and weather forecasts warning us to be prepared. As the snow melts and ground thaws, how serious is the risk, and what should you do to protect your property and family? Aside from insurance, there are other ways you can prevent your basement from suffering water damage. Take the following steps to prevent loss of property and valuables.
Year-end is here and you’re probably thinking about what you want to do with your money. You might be considering charitable contributions, investments in tax-deferred accounts and other options. Here are some tips to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.
Insurance cannot prevent the personal disaster caused by a wildfire, but it can help you recover. There are three areas that you should think about before disaster strikes.
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.
When the ability of your employees to protect themselves from personal liability is insufficient with personal umbrella insurance (see our article on this type of coverage), you can provide significant value to them and protection for your company by offering group personal excess liability coverage. And as you’ve probably heard, an increasing number of individuals are at greater risk for multi-million dollar lawsuits in our litigious society.
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