If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you need to attend this course…!
As we get closer to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, what should plan sponsors and plan administrators be preparing for? What are the latest insights into implementation guidance?
What important employee benefits decisions have come out of the courts this year?
What issues is the Department of Labor raising in its enforcement activities against leveraged ESOPs?
What Code §409A issues should you be aware of with deferred compensation arrangements in mergers and acquisitions?
Have you taken a close look at whether your executive compensation complies with Code Section 162(m)?
What have we learned from the first year of compliance with the Department of Labor’s participant and plan-level fee disclosure requirements?
What issues should plan sponsors be aware of in attempting to "de-risk" a defined benefit plan?
This national “go to” program 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, 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 merely offering an explanation of the law itself.
Deferred compensation plans in mergers and acquisitions
DOL enforcement actions against leveraged ESOPs
New opportunities in providing longevity insurance in defined contribution plans
Defined benefit plan funding
Ethics in representing plans and employers(one hour)
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
The Affordable Care Act will become fully effective in 2014, with health insurance exchanges up and running and penalties for individuals and employers for not obtaining or providing health insurance becoming operative. Plan sponsors, health insurers, and health plan administrators will need to continue in their efforts to fully comply with the law by the end of the year. We will have a speaker from the Treasury Department and panel of health law experts to discuss the following topics:
How the insurance exchanges will operate
The employer "pay or play" mandate – what are the requirements for employers?
Emerging issues on funding and new products
Compliance with the new taxes enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act
Who Should Attend
Employee benefits, Health, Tax, Employment, and Business lawyers as well as plan sponsors, health insurers, and health plan administrators should attend this advanced, accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE.
As always, a timely, thoughtful update of the complex minefield called pension, profit-sharing, and deferred compensation programs. – Michael Levy
By far, best annual employee benefits seminar ALI CLE 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. This course is always timely and on target. This is the best and most timely ERISA course offered. The updates are great. These areas are in flux and the guidance provided by this course is essential. – John Almquist