Wrap documents: Have you reviewed yours recently?

If you are an employer, it is important to consider implementing a wrap document to ensure compliance with federal regulations and provide clear communication to your employees regarding their benefits.

A wrap document is a single plan document that incorporates all of the required provisions for each benefit plan sponsored by an employer. It wraps together the insurance policies, benefit plan summaries, and other required documents to provide a comprehensive summary of the benefits offered to employees.

The purpose of a wrap document is to help employers comply with various federal regulations, such as ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, and HIPAA. On 402 of ERISA states that employee welfare benefit plans must have a written plan document.  By consolidating all of the required information into one document, employers can ensure that they are meeting all of their obligations under these regulations.

Having a wrap document can also save time and money by allowing an employer to consolidate multiple annual reports and by avoiding the need to update or amend multiple plans.

In addition to compliance benefits, wrap documents also provide employees with a clear understanding of their benefit plans. Rather than having to read through multiple documents to understand the various benefits offered, employees can refer to the wrap document for a comprehensive summary.

Unfamiliar with wrap documents? To ensure that your organization’s wrap document is compliant with ERISA regulations, it’s recommended that you seek the assistance of a qualified professional.  

That’s where Cobra Allie’s can help! Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of ERISA compliance and can help you create a compliant wrap document that meets all the necessary requirements. 

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have on this topic. Let’s stay compliant and keep our employees informed!