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Most business leaders understand the value of employees — they’re the human capital that drives the productivity of your organization. You probably refer to them as your number-one asset. You depend on them to provide extraordinary service and innovative ideas, the competitive edge you need.

Making certain that your employee benefits —including your 401(k) plan, executive deferred compensation, and your healthcare benefits — align with the needs of your employees and your business is a critical element of your success. This is true for both your domestic and international employee benefits. So, what else should you focus on? If you're looking for answers, we can help. We specialize in integrating people issues with business strategies.

The SECURE Act: What it means for you

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SECURE Act: Inherited retirement accounts and the impact on your estate plan
The SECURE Act changes the rules on retirement accounts. Here’s how it’ll affect inherited retirement accounts, taxes, and your estate plan.
Alicia Cole Wealth Management
Article March 20, 2020 10 min read
SECURE Act: Changes for plan sponsors related to retirement plan distributions
Jeremy Chambers Wealth Management
Article February 28, 2020 3 min read
SECURE Act: Life insurance can offer new tax benefits
Christopher Harper Wealth Management
Article February 18, 2020 2 min read

Business owners considering ESOPs: Beware of "success fees"
Any company considering an employee stock ownership plan should be mindful of potential pitfalls

Related Events

  • Preparing for your 2019 employee benefit plan audit amid COVID-19
    Getting ready for your 2019 annual employee benefit plan audit takes time and resources. Join our webinar to learn what best practices our experts recommend during these unprecedented times.
    Lindy Beldyga Kimber Smail-Benedict Suzy Walch
    Webinar June 4, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Benefit plan operational matters during COVID-19 and beyond
    When it comes to benefit plans, staying compliant and up to date on internal control matters is always of utmost importance. During this webinar, our experts will discuss DOL and IRS focus areas and common compliance issues.
    Lindy Beldyga Theresa Banka Laura Taylor
    Webinar June 10, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Audit, accounting, and COVID-19: An employee benefit plan update

    Join our webinar as our experts provide an update of various accounting, auditing, and reporting matters affecting employee benefit plans. 

    Lindy Beldyga Theresa McDowell Steve VanSteenkiste
    Webinar Thursday, June 18, 2020; 2-3 p.m. 60 min watch Upcoming
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Employee Benefits Consulting Thought Leadership

  • The CARES Act impact on retirement plans for plan sponsors

    The CARES Act gave retirement plan participants expanded access to their retirement funds, including a penalty-free, Coronavirus-related distribution up to $100,000 and expanded loan options. Here’s what plan sponsors and administrators need to know to participate in the programs.

    Laura Taylor Jeremy Chambers Wealth Management Jeremy Tollas Wealth Management Theresa Banka Lindy Beldyga Preston Ridinger
    Article May 18, 2020 4 min read
    Young businesswoman reading about the CARES Act on a tablet hand-held device.
  • Comparison of COVID-19 employer tax incentives

    Two pieces of recent COVID-19 legislation provide several generous tax incentives for employers through the payroll tax system. This alert provides a detailed analysis of each of these incentives, including illustrative examples and a comparative summary table for easy reference.

    Michael Krucker Kurt Piwko Brett Bissonnette Preston Ridinger
    Article May 8, 2020 30 min read
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  • New regulations finalize tax treatment of VEBAs in Sixth Circuit

    Regulations released in December 2019 finalize the guidance on how voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations must calculate unrelated business taxable income. Wondering how this might affect you?

    Theresa Banka Lynne Huismann Gabriel O’Keefe
    Article April 27, 2020 4 min read
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  • FAQ: Responding to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    During our webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, attendees asked many questions of our experts. We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions here with detailed answers and links to our other resources.
    Stephen Eckert Rebecca Smart Preston Ridinger Michael Krucker
    Article April 20, 2020 12 min read
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Our Team

We can help you design qualified retirement plans as well as retention and incentive plans so that you can retain the employees you rely on for success. When you need a consultant who understands employee benefits and how they fit within a business strategy, you can depend on us.

We have experience helping organizations in a wide range of industries, including not-for profits, governments, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and banks.

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SOC 1 audit for government pension plan
MERS of Michigan proactively completes a SOC 1 Type 2 audit of their defined benefit pension plan system.
Case Study September 22, 2016 2 min read

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