Back to top

Union Special Retirement, Savings and Profit Sharing Plan


Plan Information

  • Plan Year01/01/2014 — 12/31/2014
  • Date of Plan01/01/1985
  • Net Assets as of 12/31/2014 $13,014,924
  • Plan Number2
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Plan Funding Arrangement Trust
  • Plan Benefit Arrangement Trust

Participant Information as of 12/31/2014

  • Active (Eligible) Participants118
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits0
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits46
  • Subtotal164
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits5
  • Total169
  • Total number of participants as of 01/01/2014173
  • Number of participants with account balances152
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested0


  • Total Benefit Payments$0
  • Corrective Distributions$0
  • Administrative Service Providers$0
  • Other Expenses$0
  • Total Expenses$0
  • Total Transfers$0

Sponsor Information

  • Address1 Union Special Plz
  • CityHuntley
  • StateIL
  • Zip60142-7007
  • Telephone(847) 669-4442
  • EIN26-2167565
  • Industry Code333900
  • Named AdministratorRoberta Mazurek
  • Named Plan SponsorRoberta Mazurek

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorBkd LLP
  • Auditor EIN44-0160260
  • Audit Opinion Disclaimer
  • Audit TypeLimited Scope Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2E Profit-sharing A defined contribution plan that allows employer discretionary contributions. These plans often contain a 401(k) feature.
2F ERISA section 404(c) Plan This plan, or any part of it is intended to meet the conditions of 29 CFR 2550.404c-1.
2G Total participant-directed account plan Participants have the opportunity to direct the investment of all the assets allocated to their individual accounts, regardless of whether 29 CFR 2550.404c-1 is intended to be met.
2J Code section 401(k) feature A cash or deferred arrangement described in Code section 401(k) that is part of a qualified defined contribution plan that provides for an election by employees to defer part of their compensation or receive these amounts in cash.
2K Code section 401(m) arrangement Employee contributions are allocated to separate accounts under the plan or employer contributions are based, in whole or in part, on employee deferrals or contributions to the plan. Not applicable if plan is 401(k) plan with only QNECs and/or QMACs. Also not applicable if Code section 403(b)(1), 403(b)(7) or 408 arrangements/accounts/annuities.
2T Participant-directed Account Total or partial participant-directed account plan - plan uses default investment account for participants who fail to direct assets in their account.
3D Master plan A pension plan that is made available by a sponsor for adoption by employers; that is the subject of a favorable opinion letter; and for which a single funding medium (for example, a trust or custodial account) is established for the joint use of all adopting employers.

Questions and Answers

Question Answer Amount
During the plan year did the employer fail to transmit to the plan any participant contributions within the time period described in 29 CFT 2510.3-102? No
Were any loans by the plan or fixed income obligations due the plan in default as of the close of plan year or classified during the year as uncollectible? Disregard participant loans secured by participant's account balance. No
Were any leases to which the plan was a party in default or classified during the year as uncollectible? No
Were there any nonexempt transactions with any party-in-interest? No
Was this plan covered by a fidelity bond? Yes $500,000
Did the plan have a loss, whether or not reimbursed by the plan's fidelity bond, that was caused by fraud or dishonesty? No
Did the plan hold any assets whose current value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan receive any noncash contributions whose value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan have assets held for investment? Yes
Were any plan transactions or series of transactions in excess of 5% of the current value of plan assets? No
Were all the plan assets either distributed to participants or beneficiaries, transferred to another plan, or brought under the control of the PBGC? No
Has the plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the plan? No
If this is an individual account plan, was there a blackout period? No
If there was a blackout period, have you either provided the required notice or one of the exceptions to providing the notice applied under 29 CFR 2520.101-3? No


Income and Expense Statement

Income $815,581
Contributions $177,291
Cash Contributions $177,291
Cash from Employers $16,021
Cash from Participants $161,270
Others (including rollovers) $0
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $638,290
Total Interest $12,986
Interest-Bearing Cash $0
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $12,986
Interest from Other Investments $0
Total Dividends $9,756
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $0
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $0
Aggregate Proceeds $0
Aggregate Carrying Amount $0
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $0
Real Estate $0
Other $0
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $530,130
Net investment gain (loss) from pooled separate accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from master trust investment accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from 103-12 investment entities $0
Net investment gain (loss) from registered investment companies $85,418
Other Income $0
Expenses $719,403
Total Benefit Payments $662,454
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $662,454
To insurance carriers for the provision of benefits $0
Other Benefit Payment Fees $0
Corrective Distributions $0
Certain deemed distributions of participant loans $0
Interest expense $0
Total Administrative Expenses $56,949
Professional Fees $9,000
Contract Administrator Fees $16,485
Investment Advisory and management fees $31,464
Other Administrative Fees $0
Net Income $96,178
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

12/31/2014 12/31/2013 Change YOY
Total Assets $13,014,924 $12,918,746 0.74%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
Receivables $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Participant Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Other Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
General Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Interest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
U.S. Government Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Debt Instruments $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
All Other $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Stocks $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
Common $0 $0 0.0%
Partnership/joint venture interests $0 $0 0.0%
Real estate (other than employer real property) $0 $0 0.0%
Loans (other than to participants) $0 $0 0.0%
Participants Loans $277,714 $322,887 -13.99%
Value of interest in common/collective trusts $11,780,398 $11,482,620 2.59%
Value of interest in pooled separate accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in master trust investment accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in 103-12 investment entities $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in registered investment companies $956,812 $1,113,239 -14.05%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $0 $0 0.0%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $0 $0 0.0%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Net Assets $13,014,924 $12,918,746 0.74%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • Principal Life Insurance Company

Other Service Providers Receiving Direct or Indirect Compensation

Name Nature of Service Relationship to Plan Sponsor Direct Compensation Paid by Plan Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan Total Compensation
Core Capital Solutions, LLC Investment advisory (plan), Direct payment from the plan Investment Advisory $31,464 $14 $31,478
Union Special LLC Contract Administrator, Direct payment from the plan Contract Administrator $14,415 $0 $14,415
Wolf & Company LLP Accounting (including auditing), Direct payment from the plan Accountant $9,000 $0 $9,000
Principal Life Insurance Company Contract Administrator, Participant loan processing, Direct payment from the plan, Recordkeeping fees Contract Administrator $2,070 $0 $2,070
Wilshire Associates Incorporated Investment advisory (plan), Other investment fees and expenses Investment Advisory $0 $0 $0
Total $56,949 $14 $56,963

Indirect Compensation

Name Source of Indirect Compensation* Nature of Service Description of Indirect Compensation Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan
Wilshire Associates Incorporated Principal Life Insurance Company Investment advisory (plan), Other investment fees and expenses 2 Basis Points Annually On Total Assets Up To $10 Billion, 1 Basis Point for Assets Greater Than $10 Billion, and 0.50 Basis Points (Starting January 1, 2014) for Assets Greater Than $17 Billion In Wilshire's 3(21) Investment Fiduciary Service. $0
*As outlined by the Form 5500 Instructions for service providers with indirect compensation.

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

There are no service providers who failed or refused to provide information.

Termination Information on Accountants and Enrolled Actuaries

There is no termination information for this plan.



Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Principal Stable Val Pref Fd Union Bond & Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $3,206,581
Prin Trust Tgt 2025 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $2,575,162
Prin Trust Tgt 2020 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $2,382,686
Prin Trust Tgt 2010 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $1,073,533
Prin Trust Tgt 2015 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $898,167
Prin Trust Tgt 2030 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $679,438
Prin Trust Income Fund R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $523,504
Prin Trust Tgt 2035 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $363,950
Prin Trust Tgt 2040 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $34,004
Prin Trust Tgt 2055 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $27,369
Prin Trust Tgt 2050 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $8,008
Prin Trust Tgt 2045 Fd R6 Principal Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $7,996
Total $11,780,398

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

Insurance Carrier Summary Persons Covered
Principal Life Insurance Company 169
EIN 42-0127290
Industry Code 61271
Contract Number 452662
Contract Year 01/01/2014 — 12/31/2014
Value in General Account at Year End $0
Value in Separate Accounts at Year End $0
Insurance Fees and Commissions $0
Persons Receiving Commissions and Fees There are no brokers listed for this plan.
Allocated Funds
Type of Contract Unspecified
Basis of premium rates
Premiums paid to carrier $0
Premiums due but unpaid at the end of the year $0
If the carrier, service, or other organization incurred any specific costs in connection with the acquisition or retention of the contract or policy, enter amount $0
Specify the nature of the costs
Unallocated Funds
Balance at the end of the previous year $0
Additions $0
Contributions Deposited during the year $0
Dividends and credits $0
Interest credited during the year $0
Transferred from separate account $0
Other $0
Total of Balance and Additions $0
Deductions $0
Disbursed from fund to pay benefits or purchase annuities during the year $0
Administration charge made by carrier $0
Transferred to Separate Account $0
Other $0
Balance at the end of the current year $0