This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll managers, benefits administrators, accountants, finance directors, controllers, business and office managers, insurance professionals and attorneys.
Choosing a health insurance plan is a complicated and important decision. This seminar will provide expert information on how to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various types of policies. The panel will also update the attendees on 401(k) plans and an overview of the 401(k) industry. Human resource and payroll managers, benefit administrators, accountants, finance directors, controllers, business and office managers, insurance professionals and attorneys will benefit from the insights offered at this seminar.
The presenters will cover the following topics:
• Employment And Labor Laws And Their Impact
• HIPAA Privacy Overview
• Define Contribution Health Plans
• Re-Engineer Your 401(k) Plan
• 401(k) Industry Overview
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Federal Regulatory Overview
A. Employment And Labor Laws And Their Impact
1. Labor Laws And ERISA: How These Laws Impact The Administration And Design Of Your Welfare Plans
e. Civil Rights Including Pregnancy Discrimination Act
B. Internal Revenue Code/Tax Laws
1. What You Need To Know About The “Code” When Designing And Administering Your Benefit Plans
2. How Tax Laws Come Into Play
4. Internal Revenue Code Sections Directly Affecting Welfare Benefit Plans
C. Public Health Service Act
1. Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
2. HIPAA And Insurers
3. Public Plans
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
II. HIPAA Privacy Overview
1. Understanding The Privacy Regulations And How They Affect Your Group’s Health Plan
2. What Is Protected Health Information?
3. Who Are Your Business Associates?
B. HIPAA’s Privacy Requirements For Group Health Plans
1. Who Must Comply?
2. What Are The Plan Sponsor’s Responsibilities Under HIPAA?
3. What Is A Privacy Official And Who Needs One?
C. HIPAA Privacy Compliance
1. Compliance Steps
2. Forms And Notices
3. Training Requirements
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
III. Define Contribution Health Plans
3. Legal Aspects
B. Common Plan Designs
C. Pros And Cons
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IV. Re-Engineering Your 401(k) Plan
A. Session 1: Designing The Right Plan For You And Your Plan Participants
1. Plan Types And What’s Right For You?
2. Taking Advantage Of EGTRRA Changes
3. Designing Your Plan To Allow Your Highly Compensated Employees To Increase Their Contributions
4. Safe Harbor Provisions And How They Can Help
5. How To Deal With Excess Deferrals
6. Create Educated And Satisfied Participants
7. What Plan Feature(s) Will Keep You Competitive?
B. Session 2: How To Choose The Best Partner For Your Retirement Plan And Maximizing The Relationship
1. Benefits Of Using A Qualified Plan Broker
2. Services A Qualified Plan Broker Should Provide
3. Plan Review And Development
4. Market Search
5. Investment Strategy And Monitoring
6. Compliance Review And Assistance
8. Merger And Acquisition Services
C. Session 3: Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibility – An Overview For Investment Fiduciaries Detailing The Responsibilities And Actions Needed To Be In Compliance With Current Pension Law
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. 401(k) Industry Overview
A. Payroll Vendor Products
B. Single Fund Family Products
C. Open Platform Products
D. Insurance Annuity Products
E. Internet Products
F. Administration Fees In General
G. Number Of Investment Plan Options
H. Investment Option – Single/Multiple
I. Summary – Questions And Answers