This annual accredited CLE program provides the thorough coverage and in-depth analysis you need on advanced employee benefits issues!
Now that the Supreme Court has decided that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, what is the most recent guidance of interest to plan sponsors, health insurers, and plan administrations?
What important employee benefits decisions have come out of the courts this year?
Do you know how to negotiate when the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) gets tough?
What employee benefits issues should you be aware of in mergers and acquisitions?
What’s the latest with how to comply with the Department of Labor’s participant and plan-level fee disclosure requirements?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you need to attend this course!
What You Will Learn
This annual, advanced, accredited course of study examines the most important aspects of pension, profit sharing, welfare, and other compensation plans, including recent developments in litigation, legislation, and federal regulations, enforcement, and guidance. Top private practitioners, other benefits specialists, and current and former government speakers, including invited representatives from the Treasury Department, Department of Labor, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provide insights on the latest issues and will be available to answer your most pressing questions throughout the program. The discussions throughout the course are transactional, dealing with “how to do it” and not offering merely an explanation of the law itself.
• Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions
• International Issues
• Safe Harbor 401(k) plans
• Plan Expense Audits
• Ethics in Representing Plans and Employers (one hour)
• Executive Compensation
• and much, much more!
The course also provides opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues from around the country, including a reception following the conclusion of the first day’s presentations.
FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE MATTERS
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that the Affordable Care Actis constitutional (National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sibelius; Florida v. Dept. of HHS). Plan sponsors, health insurers, and health plan administrators will need to continue in their efforts to comply with the law. We will have a panel of government speakers and health law experts to discuss the following topics:
• Analysis of the Supreme Court decision and its impact on future Congressional action on health care
• Regulatory developments - what should employers do now?
• Emerging issues on funding and new products
• Wellness programs: issues in health risk assessments
As always, a timely, thoughtful update of the complex minefield called pension, profit-sharing, and deferred compensation programs. – Michael Levy, Las Vegas
By far, best annual employee benefits seminar ALI-ABA has held in a while. Topics, speakers, and materials were all excellent this year.
This course was well organized and presented. The speakers were exceptionally knowledgeable and interesting.
Excellent course – even better this year. I’ve been attending spanning 4 decades!
This is the national ERISA course that every practitioner should attend. The overview of the new health care legislation and the new final cash balance regulations was excellent. This course enables practitioners to protect their clients and apprises them of upcoming law changes. You cannot have a successful ERISA practice if you do not take this course. – John W. Almquist, Internal Revenue Service, El Monte, California
I look forward to this conference. The topics are always current and the speakers very knowledgeable. It is always an excellent 3-day snapshot of what is currently important in employee benefits. It is the one conference I look to attend each year. Excellent job! – Kristi Renee Gauthier, Clark Hill PLC, Birmingham, Michigan
The speakers did an excellent job of explaining very complex rules in an insightful manner. Good balance between practitioners and government officials.