The corporate securities industry is under audit by Kelmar Associates Compliance Update: July 2017 Kelmar Associates has been retained as the third-party auditor initiating a recent surge in multi-state examinations that has taken place in recent weeks. These unclaimed property audits of public corporations are specific in scope to securities or equity-related property. During this […]
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Most state estimates suggest that only 15 to 35 percent of companies are in full compliance with unclaimed property laws, and even those who are in compliance technically may be underreporting because they aren’t correctly interpreting what the law requires. Here you will find best practices and articles to help you comply with unclaimed property rules and regulations.
Illinois unclaimed property law was drastically overhauled with the passage of IL Senate Bill 9 on July 6, 2017. IL SB 9 makes numerous changes to current Illinois unclaimed property law, including eliminating exemptions and reducing dormancy periods on certain property types. The new law brings to mind a previously introduced bill, IL HB 2603, […]
Unclaimed property voluntary disclosure programs are excellent opportunities for holders to become compliant without fear of an audit, fines, and penalties. Keane’s National Consulting & Advisory Services Team has provided information below on recent programs in Arkansas, Delaware, Minnesota & Texas.
Life insurance companies operating in Texas will be required to comply with beneficiary location requirements with the passage of TX S 561. The bill, effective on September 1, 2017, gives Texas life insurance carriers roughly 90 days to prepare themselves for the upcoming deadline.