PWBA Lines Up Online Employer Resources

May 24, 2001 ( - The Pension Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA) now offers online compliance help for plan sponsors and providers at a new Web site.

The site offers special sections organized for:

  • small employers, including descriptions of Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) and SIMPLE plans
  • a pamphlet outlining retirement options for small businesses
  • reporting and filing assistance, including Q&As on electronic filing and the troubleshooter’s guide to filing the ERISA 5500 report
  • fiduciary assistance, including ERISA advisory opinion and information letters, a 401(k) plan fee disclosure tool, and an explanation of the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP).

While the information is largely a compilation of information already on the PWBA site, the page  should prove a handy bookmark for future reference.

– Nevin Adams