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  1. Required Minimum Distribution Rules for Beneficiaries

    The Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules that apply during a retirement plan participant’s lifetime cease to apply once the participant passes away. Beneficiaries also must take RMDs, but different rules apply to them than apply to partic...
  2. Am I a Fiduciary?

    Offering a retirement plan can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, decisions an employer can make. The employees participating in the plan, their beneficiaries and the employer all benefit when a retirement plan is in place. Administeri...
  3. Retirement Plan Metrics That Matter

    With over 30 years in the retirement services industry, we’re powered by people! We’ve developed PlanScape, a retirement plan report that showcases our capabilities and highlights how we can help you help your employees. The PlanScap...
  4. Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

    Everyone's familiar with 401(k) plans. But not everyone knows they come in different flavors. There's the traditional 401(k), of course. But there are also SIMPLE 401(k)s for small employers, 401(k)s with qualified automatic contribution arr...
  5. Nondiscrimination Testing - Section 125

    What is Section 125 Nondiscrimination Testing? Your plan allows employees to pay for their health care and dependent care expenses on a pre‐tax basis. This saves both the employer and the employee money on Income taxes and Social Security taxes....
  6. 5 Must-Haves of a Great Health Insurance Broker

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  7. FSA Eligibility

    Medical FSA An employee must be eligible for group medical plan (not enrolled, only eligible) in order to be eligible for Medical FSA. Generally, pre-tax benefits may only be afforded to the employee, their spouses and dependents. An individua...
  8. Fee and Investment Disclosure Resource Center

    In order to make plan sponsors and participants more aware of the fees, expenses, and investments in their plans, the Department of Labor issued regulations regarding these issues. We have posted a number of relevant items here to help you understan...
  9. Uploading the Annual Census Verification & Annual Employer Package

    To upload the Annual Census Verification & Annual Employer Package at the close of the Plan Year, please follow these steps: 1. Log in with your access credentials to the  Plan Sponsor Dashboard here . 2. From the Plan Sponsor Dashboard,...
  10. Year End Census Review

    Shortly after your final payroll of a plan year is submitted, Sentinel will prepare a census template which acts as a review of your participant demographics for the plan year. The amount of data contained in this census file will vary based on the ...