Q3 2024 Plan Sponsor Quarterly To-Do List

Q3 2024 Plan Sponsor Quarterly To-Do List

March 27, 2024


  • Conduct a review of second quarter payroll and plan deposit dates to ensure compliance with the DOL’s rules regarding timely deposit of participant contributions and loan repayments.

  • Verify that employees who became eligible for the plan between April 1 and June 30 received and returned an enrollment form. Follow up on forms that were not returned.

  • Ensure that the plan’s Form 5500 is submitted by July 31, unless an extension of time to file applies (calendar-year plans).


  • Begin preparing for the distribution of the plan's Summary Annual Report to participants and beneficiaries by September 30, unless a Form 5500 extension of time to file applies (calendar-year plans).

  • Provide a quarterly benefit/disclosure statement and statement of fees and expenses that were charged to individual accounts to participants (due 45 days after the end of the quarter).

  • Submit employee census and payroll data to the plan’s recordkeeper for midyear compliance testing (calendar-year plans).

  • Confirm that participants who terminated employment between January 1 and June 30 elected a distribution option for their plan account balance and returned their election form. Contact those whose forms were not received.


  • Begin preparing the applicable safe harbor notices to employees, and plan for distributing the notices between October 2 and December 2 (calendar-year plans).

  • Distribute the plan’s Summary Annual Report by September 30 to participants and beneficiaries, unless an extension of time to file Form 5500 applies (calendar-year plans).

  • Send a reminder memo or email to all employees to encourage them to review and update, if necessary, their beneficiary designations for all benefit plans.

Consult your plan’s financial, legal or tax advisor regarding these and other items that may apply to your plan. This is not intended to be an exhaustive Quarterly-to-do-List but meant as an illustrative guide. Please contact your Adviser for additional information

Informational sources: irs.govplansponsor.comasppa.org and Kmotion Research 2023

We are happy to help provide additional insight, feel free to reach out to me at joe@diversifiedfa.com or 800.307.0376.


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