Greetings. Here are your articles for February 2021
Preventing Elder Fraud During the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, older Americans lose approximately $2.9 billion per year to financial exploitation schemes. Per the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the range of senior losses due to financial fraud could extend as high as $36.5 billion per year. Seniors are often targeted because they are trusting, often isolated, tend to be less technologically savvy, and usually have savings or a steady stream of retirement income, thus making them prime targets for fraudsters.
So, What is USPAP?

You may have heard the acronym “USPAP” (commonly pronounced “yoos-pap”) in relation to some sort of asset appraisal, and briefly wondered what this piece of alphabet soup meant, then forgot about it as your eyes glazed over. Well, this is your lucky day! Read on for a primer on USPAP, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.  
Missing Pension Plan Participants
Authored by,

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) takes the problem of missing pension plan participants very seriously.
As such, the regional offices of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) have recently launched a program called the Terminated Vested Participants’ Project (TVPP), designed to audit and help manage the voluntary compliance efforts undertaken by plan fiduciaries.