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  1. When do our employees become eligible to participate in the retirement plan?

    This information is provided in your Plan Documents.  If Sentinel provides these documents for you, you can obtain a copy of your Summary Plan Description (SPD) from the reporting section in your plan sponsor web account.  Access it by cho...
  2. Online Contribution Center Instructions

    View our tutorial to learn more about submitting contribution files through our Plan Sponsor website.
  3. Contribution Center Template FAQs

    Why are hours and compensation needed on a per pay period basis? The compensation and hours information is important for recordkeeping purposes for vesting, distributions, compliance testing and determining eligibility. Current Hours: Current...
  4. Creating and Viewing Plan Reports and Forms

    Review our Sponsor Report Access Guide to learn how to access, create and view reports from your company's online retirement account. For additional information and guidance in regards to available reports, the below reference guide can p...
  5. 2018 ACA Compliance Deadlines

    Employers that provide group health plan coverage to their employees are subject to numerous compliance requirements throughout the year, such as requirements for reporting, participant disclosure and certain fee payments. Some of these requirements...
  6. Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Company Transactions

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  7. Does each Qualified Beneficiary have independent election rights under COBRA?

    COBRA requires that “each” qualified beneficiary be entitled to elect COBRA coverage. If there is a choice among types of coverage under the plan, each qualified beneficiary is entitled to make a separate election among the different typ...
  8. What is the purpose of the Initial COBRA Notice?

    The statute requires the “group health plan” to provide notice. The definition of group health plan, however, does not identify any particular party. Most commentators have assumed that the plan administrator has the obligation to provid...
  9. What triggers the obligation to offer COBRA coverage?

    COBRA laws require employers  to offer a COBRA election to qualified beneficiaries when there is: (1) a triggering event; and (2) the triggering event causes (or will cause) a loss in plan coverage that occurs within the maximum coverage period...
  10. What plans are subject to COBRA?

    Virtually all group health plans maintained by employers for their employees are subject to COBRA’s provisions, including group health plans of corporations, partnerships, tax exempt organizations, state and local governments. This also includ...