Ask the Auditor

June 2008
Employee Benefit News;Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p10
The article focuses on asking a third-party administrator (TPA) for their Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70: Service Organizations (SAS 70) audit. It is said that under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), plan sponsors utilizing TPAs and other outsourced providers have a responsibility to monitor the services provided by those organizations. A list of sample processes and procedures a SAS 70 auditor should evaluate when examining the TPA is presented.


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