Two-and-a-half days of intensive analysis provide the breadth and depth you need on advanced employee benefits issues! Instead of mere discussions of the law, this course offers practical instruction as to “how to do it.”
From the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act to the anticipated Dodd-Frank regulations on executive compensation, this annual advanced CLE program examines the most important aspects of pension, profit-sharing, welfare, and other compensation plans, including recent developments in litigation, legislation, federal regulations, enforcement, and guidance.
This course features instruction from top private practitioners, in house counsel, other benefits specialists, and current and former government speakers, including invited representatives from the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service; these experts will provide their insights on the latest issues and will be available to answer your most pressing questions throughout the program.
FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE - 4 hours! Major new requirements and obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go into effect starting in 2014: health insurance exchanges must be fully certified and operational; insurance companies will no longer be able to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions; most individuals who can afford it will be required to obtain basic health insurance coverage or pay a fee; and much more. With important guidance on these issues continuing to emerge, you need to make sure that you are up to speed on these developments - and what’s around the corner - so that you can advise your clients or company as to the necessary steps needed to comply.
What You Will Learn
DOMA and benefit plans: what the Supreme Court’s ruling means for you
trends for employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions
lessons from the 401(k) questionnaire
preparing for 2014 and beyond: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
recent changes and case studies in EPCRS
Department of Labor’s recent guidance on target date funds and providing “lifetime income illustrations” in benefit statements
documentary and operational corrections under §409A
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.
Who Should Attend
Employee benefits attorneys and other professionals who handle pension, profit-sharing, welfare, and other compensation plans should attend this accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE.
An excellent program -- high level of instruction and great for the experienced practitioner. Very very good interface. A great way to attend CLE when you can 't make the trip!! – October 2013 webcast registrant
I’ve attended this program many times over the last 30 years. This was, by far, the best! – March 2013 registrant
Having come to this program since 1980, I can say it provides excellent coverage in a timely fashion of a plethora of topics related to the law of employee benefits. – March 2013 registrant
The course was excellent. The coverage of ACA material and law, relative to the health care bill rollout, was excellent and timely. If you have an ERISA practice, you must take this course. The material relative to qualified plans was excellent. – John Almquist, March 2013 registrant
The program is an excellent way to prepare for next year and to check yourself on keeping current. - Robert Jones, October 2012 registrant
This was by far the best ALI CLE Pension, Profit-Sharing, Welfare and Compensation Plans session that I have attended. They have all been good, but this year the presentations were particularly relevant and up to date. I thoroughly enjoyed it! – October 2012 registrant
I love this program, and this is my third year in a row attending. – Carla McKain, October 2012 registrant
I previously attending the ASPPA conferences but recently changed to ALI CLE. As an attorney I enjoy and learn different things at ALI CLE. Most speakers are comprehensible, well prepared, and [provide] excellent materials. – October 2012 registrant