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5 Common DOL Audit Mistakes

    April 12, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor has been increasing audits of welfare benefit plans sponsored by companies of all sizes.  The following is common list of some of the mistakes employers/plan sponsors make in preparing for and during the audit process.

    Mistake #1 - No summary plan description or plan document

    Mistake #2 - Not communicating changes to plan participants

    Mistake #3 - Not informing plan participants of special enrollment rights

    Mistake #4 - Submitting required documentation in a disorganized way

    Mistake #5 - Providing too much documentation