ERISA and Other Resources

At Caron & Bletzer, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest industry developments and government regulations so we can always do the best possible job for our clients.

This page lists some external sites and documents that you can use to keep up with the complexity of finance and taxation law and the fast-changing world of benefit plans and ERISA.

Helpful guidance on selecting an auditor for your employee benefit plan audit:

Request for Proposal and Auditor Evaluation Process
Selecting an Auditor for Your Employee Benefit Plan

Check out the latest advice from the US Department of Labor:

403(b) Materials – includes information on the Field Assistance Bulletins and EFAST2
EFAST2 – Information on Form 5500 electronic filing requirements

Latest cost of living adjustment limitations for employee benefit plan contributions from the IRS:

COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

Read and subscribe to these useful IRS newsletters:

Retirement News for Employers
Employee Plans News

Excellent resource for information on types of employee benefit plans, investments, accounting and auditing issues:

EBPAQC – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center

IRS guidance on correcting plan errors

Correcting Plan Errors

DOL guidance on correcting certain fiduciary failures

Fact Sheet: Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program
VFCP Calculator – aids in calculating lost earnings for VFCP corrections of plan errors


Employee benefit plan audits of:

  • 11-K Audits
  • 401(k) plans
  • 403(b) plans
  • Other 401(a) plans
  • Money purchase pension plans
  • Defined benefit pension plans
  • Cash balance pension plans
  • ESOPs
  • Other hybrid plans
  • Funded welfare benefit plans

ERISA consulting and other employee benefit plan services:

Form 5500 preparation and review

Employee benefit plan tax services, including preparation of Forms 8955-SSA, 5330, 990, 990-T

Representation in DOL and IRS examinations

Consulting in ESOP formation and transactions

Assistance in correcting problems involving late filings, plan administration and design, including self-corrections and submissions to the DOL and IRS under established correction programs (DFVCP, VFCP and EPCRS)

Assistance with the RFP process to find plan service providers