We believe that clarity, personalization and confidence drive success

Our talented practitioners follow a disciplined process using leading technology

We support benefit advisors on ERISA compliance

Forms Preparation & Filing Services

You need advice and filing preparation help with DOL & IRS Forms. Consulting and preparation of Form 5500 is the cornerstone service of ABV Advisors.

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Plan Documentation Services

You need advice to document and memorialize your plans and procedures.  Consulting and configuring model documents is a hallmark of ABV Advisors.

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Benefits Compliance Consulting

You need more than simple execution on filings and documents, you need advice on ERISA, IRS and DOL compliance requirements.  Consulting is what makes ABV Advisors different from technology only or accounting and TPA firms.

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About Us

ABV Advisors Benefit Compliance (ABV Advisors) is one of the country’s top benefit compliance advisory firms with offices in Carmel, Indiana. Over the last 20 years, we have built trusting, long-lasting relationships by serving brokers of employee benefit plans (health, welfare & 401(k) plans), large broker associations and corporations directly. The firm’s primary consulting specialty is ERISA-related compliance for employee benefit plans, including wrap plan documents, preparation of IRS Form 5500 and ACA required Forms 1094 & 1095C.

ABV stands for Advice, Benefits, Vision. That’s because we are passionately committed to a client-centric approach in everything we do. Our team of experts and industry-leading technology give you the confidence that you’re compliant and that risk is mitigated. To learn more about how about how we might be able to help your business prosper, inquire at the Contact Us section of this website.

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Our Services

Form 5500 Preparation

Form 5500 Preparation

Our filing process involves considerably more than dropping numbers in boxes, it is highly consultative and includes consulting with you every step of the way. You can expect all of your questions answered, a draft review prior to DOL submission and thorough documentation of completion, including the SAR.
Wrap Plan Documentation

Wrap Plan Documentation

Our documentation process involves more than loading templates, it is highly consultative and offers three (3) document options, each configured to your requirements. Our documents ensure perfect compliance with the Plan’s operational intentions, provide for Plan control and they mitigate employer risk
ACA Compliance

ACA Compliance

Our forms preparation process is highly automated, accurate and secure for production of Forms 1094 C & 1095C. We leverage a proprietary software reporting solution and provide all necessary consulting to ensure full reporting compliance.
Comprehensive HR Forms & Consulting Package

Comprehensive HR Forms & Consulting Package

As your trusted partner, our services help you achieve a core protection package and a comprehensive menu of options that best suits your needs. Let us put our solutions to work for you so you can concentrate on what you do best.

News & Resources

Proposed Form 5500 revisions would have big employer implications

The proposed revisions would update how service provider fees and benefit plans are reported. Small-group plans would have to begin submitting Form 5500s and even self-funded plans would also have to disclose information that they currently do not. “The notion that every employer, regardless of size, will be required to submit is a huge development […]

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1094 and 1095 reporting: The good, the bad and the ugly

As the first season of Affordable Care Act reporting comes to a close, employers have learned some key lessons. Here’s a snapshot of what worked, what didn’t and how to move forward. –By now, employers should realize that the ACA reporting requirements serve three main functions: To ensure that employers are offering coverage to their […]

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Sharon Spiese

Team Manager
The Horton Group
Chicago, IL

My Group Benefits team has been engaged with ABV Advisors for 5500 filings and Wraps SPDs for 2 years.  We receive excellent service from Anne and her team, with prompt replies to our inquiries and a welcome willingness to provide direction on questionable filings and documents.  Accuracy is most important in the area of compliance, […]

Johanna Keefe

Account Executive
The Richards Group
Brattelboro, VT

Our team is constantly striving for best in class service from our vendor partners and we found that with ABV’s compliance services. The level of professionalism, timeliness, organization and attention to detail is unparalleled.  We must be able to trust their advice regarding a broad range of compliance related issues.  Every experience with ABV leaves […]

Wes Mantooth

Manager, Employee Benefits Division
Gibson Insurance Agency
South Bend, Indiana

ABV Welfare Plan Advisors has been a trusted compliance partner of ours for over a decade. Working closely with them enables us to provide a valuable resource to our welfare plan clients. We know that the job will be done professionally and timely and ABV’s subject matter experts have a strong command of compliance issues, […]

Jeff Hadden

Principal Partner
LoCascio, Hadden & Dennis
Indianapolis, Indiana

In a fiercely competitive market, we’re looking for an edge and ABV gives us one with their 5500 compliance services. They help us help our clients. We’re impressed with their professionalism and commitment to keep both our staff and clients aware of changing regulatory requirements. As former employee benefit consultants and brokers, they bring a […]

Andy Vetor

Employee Benefits Producer
MJ Insurance
Indianapolis, Indiana

I have been very impressed with the level of due diligence that ABV incorporates in their business practices. Since working with ABV, they’ve built trust and assurance that our clients’ compliance needs are being met. It’s their intense combination of due diligence and attention to detail that generates a level of responsiveness that my clients […]

Robert Miller, SPHR

Vice President
Gregory & Appel Insurance
Indianapolis, Indiana

“As a former HR Executive and someone intricately involved in our HR compliance deliverables, I have to be judicious in considering partnerships.  ABV’s Principals are experienced and esteemed employee benefit consultants whose insight on key elements of compliance matters is valuable as a part of our total HR compliance equation.”

Jeff Rowe

Director of HR
Forest River
Elkhart, Indiana

ABV has been diligent in questioning our practices and reviewing our filings to ensure that our company remains compliant with all IRS & DOL regulations affecting our health & welfare plans.  They go well beyond just completing forms and documents.