Multi-Employer Benefit Plans
A Long History Serving Multi-employer Benefit Plans
Keeping your multi-employer benefit plan compliant when regulatory requirements seem to change on a daily basis can be a tedious undertaking. With Buchbinder, you can breathe a little easier. We are one of the few nationally recognized CPA firms experienced in multi-employer benefit plans.
Seventy-nine percent of the clients we work with are multi-employer benefit plans, with participants ranging from a few hundred to tens of thousands in a plan. We work with clients, many of whom have been with our firm for more than three generations, in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., as well as throughout the United States.
With more than 75 years of experience, our highly trained CPAs have helped multi-employer benefit plans navigate and adhere to the demanding requirements of ERISA.
A Name You Can Trust
We specialize in multi-employer, collectively bargained benefit plans. We have built our firm on knowing this industry inside and out. Our audits address the increased oversight of government entities such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
An audit is required for plans that have more than 100 participants. As part of the audit process, we prepare Form 5500 “Annual Employee Benefit Plan,” Form 990 “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax,” and “Summary Annual Report to Participants.” We also perform payroll audits of certain contributing employers to make sure contributions have been accurately made to the benefit funds as agreed upon in the collective bargaining agreements.
At Buchbinder, we know you depend on us. As a result, we go above and beyond filing and presenting a comprehensive written report. We take it a step further and help you interpret our comments to ensure understanding. We sit down with fund administrators and plan trustees to offer recommendations on how to best integrate practices, improve internal controls and remain proactive.
We offer the following services for multi-employer benefit plans:
- Limited scope audits
- Payroll audits
- Agreed-upon procedures
- Compliance services
- Advisory and consulting services
We specialize in many multi-employer benefit plans, including: