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What the DOL Wants During an Audit | Ohio Employee Benefits

No two Department of Labor (DOL) audits are the same, yet there are typical questions asked and documents requested. See our recent blog on the Seven Common Mistakes That Could Trigger a DOL Audit. If you are audited, it’s recommended that questions received be sorted and color-coded based on what the question references (for example, … Continued

Seven Common Mistakes That Could Trigger a DOL Audit | Ohio Employee Benefits

Not many things incite more fear than receiving a notice that you’re about to have an audit, especially from the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. It is headed … Continued

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits. As the DOL increases their quota for audits, employers prepare for the daunting task. Read full article here…

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits. In March 2012, the IRS provided a plan for COBRA audits and published a guide on audit techniques for examiners to determine an employer’s COBRA compliance.

How to Survive a DOL Audit

Whatever process an employer chooses to follow in order to prepare for the on-site investigation, preparation, organization, and accessibility of information are critical to an efficient audit. Here are some key steps in how to make what is scheduled to be a multi-day audit into an audit that can be wrapped up in a matter of hours.

Fear of the DOL health plan audit

Perhaps you have heard that the DOL expressed its goal to audit all employee benefit plans by the end of 2015. A daunting task, yes, but most agree the task is logistically impossible. Are you prepared for a DOL audit? Are you prepared for the work that is involved and the fines for non-compliance?

DOL Begins Auditing Group Health Plans

Employers should consider taking a serious look at their group health plans, not only for compliance with the PPACA, but also with the long standing mandates for group health plans – ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA and others laws.

DOL Audits of Health Plans

Join us for June’s Employer Webinar and discuss DOL audits and how to respond when you receive one.

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