Pension Plans

Employee Pension Plans are becoming increasingly complex and the regulations governing them change on a regular basis. It is a full-time job to manage the intricate details and ensure your fiduciary responsibilities are being met.

Whittlesey and Hadley has a team dedicated to assisting clients with plan audits, fiduciary consulting, and plan management. As fees increase - but investment returns do not - we can assist with the details that make these plans so complicated.

Plan administrators and companies/sponsors often underestimate the liability, risks and responsibilities associated with administration and reporting requirements. We can help you comply with reporting standards, and avoid significant financial penalties and even disqualification of your benefit plan.

We work closely with the plan sponsors, trustees and/or administrators, helping to ensure that plans are filed with the Department of Labor (DOL) within the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requirements.

Whittlesey & Hadley has years of specialized experience advising clients and auditing these plans. We are members of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and members of PKF North America, an organization of nearly 100 independently owned accounting firms that audit more than 780 plans and employ a team of industry-leading professionals with relevant expertise.

Let the team from Whittlesey & Hadley lead you through the complex compliance requirements necessary for your plan. Call Robert McCall, a principal of the Firm and the head of our Employee Pension Plan Team. Don’t navigate dangerous territory without a guide.

Whittlesey & Hadley is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

For Employee Pension Plan Services Contact:

Robert W. McCall, CPA
860.524.4438 (v)
860.728.0232 (f)

Important Message

Important Message Regarding Filing Your 5500:

The Federal DOL has now mandated that your 2009 5500 be filed electronically - no exceptions. We are setting up our system to facilitate this. The individual who signs your 5500s, Welfare Plan, pensions etc, will need to register with the Federal DOL and obtain an electronic signature. We will be filing your returns through our software provider, but under the new rules, will not be allowed to see or receive your electronic signature. To facilitate filing, we will provide instructions to log into a website, sign the return and then file it. This system should be fully functional by mid-February 2010. We will still prepare the return and give you a copy but you will file it electronically.

To obtain your electronic signature the authorized person(s) will need to go http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/

On the page click on "Registration for signing, preparing, or transmitting the Form 5500/5500-SF," sign off on privacy stmt, then complete the registration. Check the box on page one as filing signer . Any questions please call Whittlesey & Hadley.

Note the electronic signature is good for all 5500 filings to be signed, pensions, welfare, etc.

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