DOL to Host May 8 Webcast on Form 5500 Reporting Requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will host a free webcast May 8 to help employers and plan administrators understand and comply with the Form 5500 Series reporting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
The webcast is designed to help employers and plan administrators meet their obligations under ERISA to file timely and accurate financial reports on the operations of pension, health, and other benefit plans, addressing ways to avoid common filing errors, how to select the accountant best qualified to audit the plan, what to be aware of when reporting alternative investments, and rules on "blackout notices." It will also provide information to 403(b) plan sponsors to help them prepare for expanded filing requirements, and preparing for an audit of the plan.
The Internal Revenue Service will participate in the event to discuss its late and stop-filer program. To register, go to www.dol.gov/ebsa and click "Plan Filing Update Web cast" under "Compliance Assistance Seminars." For more information, call (202) 693-8660.