Health Care

Employee Benefits

Build a strong, compliant employee benefit program.

Attract and retain valued employees with a comprehensive benefits package, designed and administered by a proven team. Services cover everything from plan design and investment program selection, through implementation and record keeping, to plan participant and IRS and Department of Labor compliance reporting.

Turnkey plan design delivers confidence and clarity for growing businesses of every shape and size.

A comprehensive portfolio of services gives businesses a clear path to delivering benefits for employees and business owners. Experts provide plan documents to implement any plan design:

  • 401(k) profit sharing plans
  • Money purchase pension plans
  • Defined benefit plans, including cash balance
  • Cafeteria plans
  • Wrap welfare benefit plans
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Code Section 457 plans for tax-exempt employers

Knowledgeable professionals stay up-to-date on current developments, technology, tools, and resources to ensure plans meet the needs of employees and the employer, but also comply with IRS and DOL reporting and disclosure requirements. The specialized and dedicated staff focus on providing quality, proactive consulting, record keeping and compliance services for retirement and cafeteria plans, including:

  • Processing employee census data for determining eligibility
  • Vesting calculations, and calculating contribution allocations and processing deposits
  • Reconciling of plan investment activity, including reconciliation of payroll contribution data to investment records
  • Preparing a summary of participants’ accounts for the employer and account statements for participants
  • Discrimination testing and monitoring contribution limits
  • Preparing notice and election forms for terminated participants and processing distributions
  • Reviewing and processing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Preparing loan documentation and processing loan distributions and repayments

Clients’ IRS and DOL compliance needs are met with preparation of the following filings:

  • Form 5500 and required schedules
  • Audited financial statement for Form 5500 filings

Featured Expertise

Pamela R. Branshaw, CPA, CEBS

Pam Branshaw is responsible for the development and operations of Wipfli LLP’s employee benefits practice. She also currently manages a staff that provides recordkeeping services for over 700 retirement plans and 100 cafeteria plans. Pam is a member of the leadership team for Wipfli’s small business services group, developing and managing services to meet small business clients’ needs. She also leads Wipfli’s Health Care Reform Advisory Group to assist clients in planning for compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s provisions affecting employers.