Employee Benefit Resources

Boutwell Fay LLP is pleased to offer links to websites which provide helpful information related to employee benefits, including government agency websites and professional organizations. (Note: The links on this Web site do not constitute referrals or endorsements of the linked entities).


Benefits Information

  • BenefitsLink provides free compliance information and tools for employee benefit plan sponsors, service-providers and participants. benefitslink.com/index.html

Government Websites

  • IRS website provides tax information for retirement plans. irs.gov/retirement/index.html

  • IRS website where you can download IRS forms and publications. www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

  • Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) (formerly known as the Pension and Welfare Benefit Administration (PWBA)). www.dol.gov/ebsa/

  • Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for implementing various unrelated provisions of HIPAA. www.cms.hhs.gov/HIPAAgeninfo/

  • Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights is charged with the enforcement of HIPAA privacy rights. www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) offers the public a wealth of educational information on its Internet website at www.sec.gov. The website also includes the EDGAR database of disclosure documents that public companies are required to file with the Commission

  • The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) is a federal corporation created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) to encourage the continuation and maintenance of defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits to participants and beneficiaries in plans covered by PBGC, and keep pension insurance premiums at the lowest level necessary to carry out the PBGC’s objectives. www.pbgc.gov/

BENEFIT WEBSITES

  • WPBC: The Western Pension & Benefits Conference was founded in 1954 in San Francisco. Since then the organization has grown to 2,500 members located within twelve chapters throughout the western United States including Hawaii. The purpose is to educate, promote information, foster sound principals of benefit plan governance within the industry. www.westernpension.org/

  • NIPA: The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. It was founded with the idea of bringing together professional benefit administrators and other interested parties to encourage greater dialogue, cooperation, and educational opportunities. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration. www.nipa.org/

  • ASPPA : The purpose of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (“ASPPA”) is to educate pension actuaries, consultants, administrators and other benefits professionals, and to preserve and enhance the private pension system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy. www.asppa.org/