Avoid penalties andmeet regulatory requirements.
AGH advisors handle almost all aspects of the Form 5500, from extracting relevant plan data to preparing a signature-ready document for review prior to submission.
Any organization with an ERISA-qualified retirement plan — 401(k), profit sharing, ESOP or 403(b)
Meet IRS, DOL and ERISA regulatory requirements and avoid non-filing penalties
Like compliance testing, all retirement plans are required to complete and file an annual IRS Form 5500; all 5500s must now be filed electronically through the ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST2). Submitting the Form 5500, called the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, requires a detailed description and summary of the plan's operations for the past year, plus often additional documentation, including an independent audit of the plan if the plan meets the threshold number of plan participants to require an audit.
AGH's retirement plan advisors handle almost all aspects of the Form 5500, from extracting relevant plan data to preparing a signature-ready document for your review before we submit it through EFAST2. Similar to compliance testing, having your recordkeeper prepare the Form 5500 ensures individuals with deep knowledge of your specific plan – and of ERISA, DOL and IRS regulations – are handling the completion and delivering an accurate and timely filing.
Senior Vice President
Employee Benefit Services
Brad Bechtel leads AGH’s employee benefit services (EBS) division, which serves clients nationwide. EBS is one of the region's largest providers of retirement plan recordkeeping services for daily valuation plans. The division provides consulting services to clients on employee benefit plans, including plan design, implementation, operation, fiduciary due diligence, compliance, and through affiliate AGH Wealth Management, discretionary and non-discretionary investment fiduciary services, investment advisory services and employee education.
Bechtel is experienced in executive compensation, including non-qualified, phantom stock, top hat and excess benefit plans, as well as other deferred compensation approaches. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 corporations on investment management and fiduciary due diligence. He also provides search and selection due diligence consulting services for companies seeking new investment and recordkeeping providers for their qualified plans. Bechtel is a registered investment advisor who holds Series 7, 24 and 66 FINRA registrations, and he is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.