Client Alert: December 2013 In this issue, ESOP Plan Administrator Kelly Irizarry outlines the small, but highly regulated element of tax reporting as part of the overall ESOP recordkeeping process. We also highlight a few of the ongoing community service projects performed by staff from the Philadelphia office. Is an ESOP right for your company?
In this issue, Brian Wurpts explains how SES Advisors applies its expertise in plan design, finance, feasibility and record keeping to help ESOP companies develop sustainable ESOP practices. Also read about our new office in Vermont and upcoming ESOP events.
In this issue, new SG&C partner Theresa Borzelli and guest co-author Mary B. Anderson of ERISA diagnostics Inc. discuss the timely issue of shared responsibility regarding health coverage (Pay or Play). Mychelle Holloway explains why your record keeper requests certain information from the plan sponsor. Also read about SES’ recent promotions and…
Celebrating 25 years of creating employee ownership, in this issue we interview our Chairman and Founder, Jim Steiker. We also share photos from recent client events in Phildelphia and Las Vegas. Is an ESOP right for your company? Use our ESOP self-assessment tool to find out.
Alice Simons discusses the primary objectives of the ESOP advocacy efforts in Congress and explains how you can schedule and prepare for a visit with your member of Congress. Brian Wurpts discusses strategies for mature ESOP companies to utilize their excess capital, with a focus on the option of distributing plan assets to…
Brian Wurpts addresses share redemption and share re-leveraging as other strategies to manage plan funding decisions, and their implications on repurchase obligation, in Part II of an article that appeared in the August 2011 Client Alert. Mychelle Holloway discusses when and how to use the new Form 8955-SSA, and all about the…
Diane Fanelli follows up her last article on rebalancing with a summary of reshuffling. Brian Wurpts discusses the basics of distributions, then presents some options for funding benefit distributions and the implications of benefit funding decisions on repurchase obligation.
Diane Fanelli discusses rebalancing as an option for ESOPs. Barbara Krumbhaar details all you need to know about plan record retention including what documents should be kept, for how long and by whom. Steven Greenapple answers a frequently asked client question about whether a pass-through vote is needed for an ESOP company stock sale.
Mary Beth Gray provides a “how to” of the issues you need to consider when creating a distribution policy, and what is or is not permitted by the IRS. SG&F discuss diversification language in plans and what the IRS decided was the definition of a “qualified participant.”
Brian Wurpts discusses how an ESOP company’s funding decisions can alleviate or exacerbate the “Have/Have Not” problem and ESOP sustainability concerns. Steve Magowan explains how to avail yourself of the protective provisions of IRS Notice 2010-6 for nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Is an ESOP right for your company?
Margaret Steere offers possible solutions for seller-financed ESOP companies who don’t have enough cash to make a contribution to their ESOP. Karen Hurley, Senior Plan Administrator, tells you everything you need to know about ERISA Fidelity Bonds and how to stay in compliance for the DOL.
Guest authors from Praxis Consulting Group discuss seven objectives for communicating to employees during hard economic times. Is an ESOP right for your company? Use our ESOP self-assessment tool to find out. Explore various Ownership Transition Options or replay our Introduction to ESOPs webinar.
Client Alert: February 2009 Brian Wurpts explains the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) in his article “Operational Failures & Forgiveness.” Mychelle Holloway discusses “What’s New in ESOP Administration” for 2009. Is an ESOP right for your company? Use our ESOP self-assessment tool to find out. Explore various Ownership Transition Options or replay our Introduction to ESOPs webinar.
Client Alert: June 2008 Jane Rogers addresses how to locate missing participants and Steven Greenapple explains the various fiduciary issues raised when selling an ESOP company. Is an ESOP right for your company? Use our ESOP self-assessment tool to find out. Explore various Ownership Transition Options or replay our Introduction to ESOPs webinar. If you would like further information…