Employee benefits present 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, including important changes in investment rules and distribution requirements. The seminar will address the current state of welfare benefit plans, primarily group health plans, by focusing on revised COBRA regulations, changes to cafeteria plan rules, new rules and ideas for healthcare funding, 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 and the IRS have recently shown interest.
- New guidance on COBRA administration
- HIPAA privacy rules
- New 401(k) plan issues
- Fixing plan defects
- New ideas in health plan design and administration
- New tax rules for deferred compensation
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Overview: The Most Important Changes In Employee Benefits
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. Update On COBRA Procedures
9:45 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
III. Recent Guidelines On Cafeteria Plans, FSAs, HRAs And HSAs
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Benefits For Employees On Military Leave
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
V. Domestic Partners And Same-Gender Marriage: How Should Your
Plans Be Applied?
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VI. 401(k) Plan Investments: Selecting, Communicating, Monitoring, And
Changing Investment Choices – What Are Your Obligations Now?
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VII. Deferred Compensation: New Rules And New Obligations For
Deferred Compensation Elections, Tax Withholding And Reporting
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VIII. Fixing The 'Broken' Plan: How To Correct Mistakes For The IRS Or
Department Of Labor Will Do It For You
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
IX. The Latest On 401(k) Plans, Including Revised Distribution Rules
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
X. What's Ahead For Next Year?
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XI. Questions And Answers