This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, benefits managers, payroll professionals, accountants, insurance professionals, business owners and managers.
Employee benefits are an ever-changing area of law. This full-day seminar is designed to bring human resource professionals, payroll professionals, accountants, business owners and managers and benefits managers up-to-date on the current issues within each of the various developments in employee benefit law. This seminar will discuss the current state of 401(k) plans and the issues involved in their administration including catch-up contributions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and employee deferrals remittance timing. The seminar will address the current state of welfare benefit plans, primarily group health plans, by focusing on the new COBRA regulations, changes to cafeteria plan rules, and the HIPAA privacy rules. Our panelists will also identify some compliance issues that tend to receive less attention from plan sponsors but in which the Department of Labor has recently shown interest.
Topics to be discussed include:
Recent Guidance On COBRA Administration
HIPAA Privacy Rules
401(k) Plan Issues
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. EGTRRA And Other Recent Legislative Changes
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
II. Recent Guidance On COBRA Administration
9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
III. Recent Guidance On Cafeteria Plans
10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
IV. HIPAA Nondiscrimination Regulations
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
V. Form 5500 Filings
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
VI. HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance For Group Health Plans
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
VII. Documentation Of Welfare Benefit Plans/Reporting And Disclosure
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VIII. Sarbanes-Oxley For Retirement Plans
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IX. IRS Program For Correction Of Defects Under Retirement Plans
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
X. New IRS Regulations On 401(k) Plans And Catch-Up Contributions
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
XI. 401(k) Contribution Remittance Issues
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.