erisa fidelity bonds

ERISA Fidelity Bond and a KSOP

An ERISA fidelity bond, with few exceptions, is required by federal law (ERISA) for the protection of plan assets from the dishonest acts of plan trustees. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is not generally an exception. A hybrid of… Continue Reading →

DOL Prosecutes Plan without ERISA Bond ~ Chao v. Snyder & Snyder Farm Supply, Inc.

We’ve been reporting for years that there is a great deal of non-compliance with ERISA bond requirements. Our advice has always been that regardless of your plan size, number of participants or your opinion about exemptions for your plan, it… Continue Reading →

An ERISA Bond for a 403(b) Plan ~ An Easy Solution!

A fidelity bond for a standard qualified, non-qualified, ESOP, MEP and an ERISA bond for a 403(b) plan (with an exception for certain church-sponsored accounts) is required to comply with the Act (ERISA). Per the U.S. Department of Labor’s circular,… Continue Reading →

ERISA Fidelity Bonds for 2016

As we begin the new year, many enterprises are establishing or reviewing their pension, 401(K) and defined benefit plans. Surety One, Inc. would like to remind you that U.S. Codes, ERISA section 412 and related regulations (29 C.F.R. § 2550.412-1… Continue Reading →

ERISA Bond Obligation, DOL

ERISA Fidelity Bonds

ERISA Fidelity Bond Reminder 2015

ERISA Fidelity Bonds

ERISA Fidelity Bond Reminder for 2014.

Do you have the statutorily required ERISA fidelity bond in place?  The first of the year is a good moment to review your compliance checklist!  Federal ERISA section 412 and related regulations (29 C.F.R. § 2550.412-1 and 29 C.F.R. Part… Continue Reading →

ERISA Fidelity Bonds, The D.o.L’s Position

If you are having any difficulty understanding the requirement(s) for an ERISA fidelity bond, the following is directly from and authored by the “Authority”, the U.S. Department of Labor. ERISA section 412 and related regulations (29 C.F.R. § 2550.412-1 and… Continue Reading →

ERISA fidelity bond compliance.

The Department of Labor can easily monitor whether the ERISA fidelity bond requirements have been met.  Plan administrators are obligated to file a federal Form 5500 schedule H annually, which asks specifically if the plan is bonded and the plan’s… Continue Reading →

ERISA Bonds, what are they and why?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), enacted on September 2, 1974. ERISA is federal statute which establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry and provides for extensive rules on the tax effects of transactions associated with employee benefit plans. ERISA… Continue Reading →

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