Hamilton Smith Associates Inc. provides a unique offering: The Annuity Business Process and Compliance Program. This program has three phases that together offer comprehensive support to achieve well-designed administrative software for annuities.
During the last few years, our Business Analysts have developed an integrated approach to annuity descriptive practices. This program will enable software developers to provide superior individual annuity support that offers holistic design targeted at operational effectiveness and efficiency.
I: Operational Assessment. Our consultants will provide a one-time,
fixed price, operational assessment of the 'state of current compliance' of your
existing software solution for annuities administration. The result of this engagement
is a findings document that outlines areas where administrative support should
be enhanced to achieve a current state of recommended compliance.
II: Delivery of our newly released "Annuity Business Process Guide."
This Guide defines administrative best practices for regulatory compliance required
for both deferred and immediate annuities, and includes non-qualified, traditional
IRA, Roth IRA and 403(b) variations. Detailed calculation samples are provided
for calculating gain or earnings and resulting 1099 reporting requirements. Samples
of 5498 completion based on service scenarios are also included. This 600-page
Guide includes hundreds of annuity processes within 39 individual specifications
with supporting flow charts and over 180 use cases.
III: Custom Design. We will work with your software architects and
programmers as they use the" Annuity Business Process Guide" to develop and enhance
your software. We are available throughout this time to help them understand the
attention required to maintain regulatory and compliance vigilance through excellent
software development and design.
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