Fulcrum Partners is pleased to share the following report, prepared by the Employee Benefits group at Isler Dare PC: Checklist of July Plan Deadlines for Retirement, Medical, and Other Plans.
As July gets underway, we want to remind you of some key deadlines for benefit plans.
DEADLINE JULY 15, 2021
Contributions to Defined Benefit Pension Plans
Fund Q2 2021 contributions to defined benefit pension plans.
DEADLINE JULY 29, 2021
Summary Plan of Material Modifications
Prepare and distribute revised Summary Plan Descriptions or Summaries of Material Modifications reflecting material changes made to plans that were adopted and became effective in 2020.
DEADLINE JULY 31, 2021
File Necessary Forms
These are necessary forms needed for retirement, employee benefit and health and welfare plans.
- File Form 720 and pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee of $2.54 per covered life for plan years ending between January 1 and September 30, 2020 (for self-insured medical plans)
- File Forms 5500 and 8955-SSA for retirement plans, and Forms 5500 for health and welfare plans with more than 100 participants (or file Form 5558 to extend due date to October 15)
- File Form 5330 to report excise taxes related to employee benefit plans for 2020 (e.g., late remittance of participant contributions, excess 401(k) plan contributions, etc.)
Distribute Annual Statements and Notices
You will need to distribute annual benefit statements to participants in non-participant-directed account retirement plans (e.g., Employee Stock Option Plans) unless Form 5558 has been filed to extend due date for Form 5500 until October 15; issue distribution forms to terminated participants
For defined pension plans with less than 100 participants, distribute an Annual Funding Notice (unless Form 5558 has been filed to extend due date for Form 5500 until October 15)
You should provide notice to terminated vested employees reported on Form 8955-SSA describing the amount of their vested benefits (unless Form 5558 has been filed to extend due date for Form 5500 until October 15)
You should be finalizing your health and welfare plan design for 2022, including permissive changes to flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for 2022, and other changes required under CAA-21, the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
It is time to prepare annual report of Benefits Committee to Compensation Committee or Board of Directors, if required by the Benefits Committee charter
You will need to work with retirement plan recordkeepers, auditors, health and welfare plan vendors on Forms 5500 for 2020.
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