Tag: 5500

EBSA Schedules June EFAST2 Webcast

Sponsors and plan service providers with questions about the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST2) can listen to an upcoming Webcast to get some answers.

EFAST2 Adds Signature Option

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has announced that the EFAST2 electronic filing system for Forms 5500 and 5500-SF employee benefit plan annual reports has a new e-signature option.

DoL Expands on EFAST2 Info

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has updated its frequently-asked-questions site dealing with EFAST2, the DoL electronic filing system for Form 5500 and related documents.

DoL Posts Six EFAST2 User Guides

The Department of Labor (DoL) has posted on its Web site six EFAST2 user guides to assist with electronically filing Form 5500 for 2009 and later plan years.

Principal Unveils Form 5500 Tools

The Principal Financial Group has released two online tools to help plan sponsors file their Form 5500 reports with the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL).

DoL Releases Form 5500 Info on Benefit Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has released to the public online datasets of Form 5500 annual report/returns for approximately 800,000 retirement, health, and other employee benefit plans.

Bankruptcy Doesn’t Relieve Plan of ERISA Mandates

A Department of Labor (DoL) administrative law judge has rejected the appeal by a 401(k) plan administrator of an $86,500 civil penalty, ruling that bankruptcy did not relieve the administrator of requirements to properly file an annual report.

EBSA to Host Webcast about Form 5500

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will host a free Webcast about Form 5500 and electronic filing requirements on January 21 at 1 p.m.

EFAST2 Ready for Online Form 5500 Filings

Plan sponsors can now take full advantage of a new federal government system for online filing of the required annual report to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at the U.S. Labor Department.