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What's Important to Know about the 5500 Form?

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  • ERISA, DOL, and IRS regulations make compliance complicated for any business.  We ensure you meet all requirements and deadlines while saving you stress, time, and money.
  • ERISA further requires employers with 100 or more participants to report certain information to the DOL annually on Form 5500.
  • Form 5500 returns ask for information about the plan, including the plan name, plan year, plan sponsor, plan number, participants, insurance costs, and financial data. Late filing of form 5500 can result in fines as high as $1,100 per day.
  • Only 2019 and 2020 Forms will be accepted by EFAST2: Effective January 1, 2021, the EFAST2 System will only accept 2019 and 2020 forms. Therefore, if an earlier plan year filing needs be submitted (for an amended filing or a first-time late filing) the prior to 2019 form needs to be prepared on the most current available form, which right now is a 2020 Form 5500.
  • Information copies of the forms, schedules and instructions are available on the EBSA website.
  • To obtain a two-and-one-half-month extension, eligible filers may file Form 5558 with the IRS before the due date of their Form 5500. Plans eligible to file Form 5500-EZ are automatically granted an extension for filing Form 5500-EZ until the extended due date of the employer’s federal income tax return, provided certain conditions are met. Please refer to the IRS Instructions for Form 5500-EZ (PDF) for details.

What are the ERISA 5500 Fines & Penalties by the DOL and IRS 2021?

Violation                                           Possible Fine                                                                            Department

Failure to provide written requested ERISA plan documents, Summary Plan Descriptions,

Summary of material modifications, etc.

$119 per day up to $594,129



 Late 5500 Report

$25 per day up to $15,000 – IRS

$1,100 per day, no cap – DOL



Failure to File annual 5500 Report

$2,259 per day


Failure to furnish statement of benefits or to

maintain records


$31 per employee



Failure to notify plan participants of benefit

restrictions and/or limitations


$1,788 per day



Failure to furnish automatic contribution

arrangement notice


$1,788 per day



Failure to furnish employee benefit plan

documents to DOL upon request

$161 per day up to $1,613 per




Failure to inform employees of Medicaid/CHIP

coverage opportunities


$120 per day per employee




GINA violation


$120 per day per participant



Failure to provide Summary of Benefits Coverage



Up to $1,190 per failure



FMLA posting & notice violation

$176 for each offence


Allowing premiums to be paid on a pre-tax basis for covered benefits without having either a Premium Only Plan (POP) document or Flexible

Spending Account (FSA) document.

Penalty: Employer can lose the ability to allow premiums on a

pre-tax basis.





HIPAA violations

$119 to $59,522 per violation up to




MEWA – failure or refusal to file a complete or

accurate Form M-1


$1,644 a day



Other – This is only a partial list of possible fines

and penalties

Each of the enforcing organizations, DOL, IRS and HHS, have increased the number of auditors and enforcers. Audits have increased across the county.

We recommend you take steps now to be fully compliant to avoid fines and penalties. See instructions on how to file the 5500 Form.

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