15th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2019

Product ID: CA2919D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

A comprehensive update

Robust benefit plans are one way in which employers attract, retain, and motivate top talent. But as any attorney in the business of helping employers take care of their employees knows, the world of employee compensation and benefits is complex and constantly changing. Staying on top of the latest developments can be challenging.

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Member $259.00

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7 CLE

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A comprehensive update

Robust benefit plans are one way in which employers attract, retain, and motivate top talent. But as any attorney in the business of helping employers take care of their employees knows, the world of employee compensation and benefits is complex and constantly changing. Staying on top of the latest developments can be challenging.

Read More ↓

Program Chair:

Michael W. Taibleson
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Brian L. Anderson
DeWitt LLP
Madison

David Eckhardt
Husch Blackwell LLP
Milwaukee

Rebecca E. Greene
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.
Milwaukee

Steven E. Grieb
Director of Regulatory Services
Empower Retirement
Milwaukee

Leigh C. Riley
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

Mary Ellen Schill
Ruder Ware LLSC
Wausau

John B. Tuffnell
Salberg Tuffnell Law, S.C.
West Bend

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Association Health Plans: Where Are We Now?

  • “Old” DOL association rules
  • “New” DOL association rules
  • The court case that changed everything
  • Dealing with AHPs going forward

David Eckhardt

9:20 a.m. : Cybersecurity for Retirement Plans

  • How have retirement plans been successfully targeted by cyber criminals?
  • How should plan sponsors protect themselves, their plans, and plan participants?
  • What should be done to manage security breaches?

Brian L. Anderson

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Are You Taxing Your Fringes?

  • The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on the tax treatment of some employer-provided fringe benefits
  • Recent IRS ruling on employer-provided meals
  • Fringe benefits that must be included on the W-2 (say goodbye to that free lunch!)

Mary Ellen Schill

11:15 a.m. : Retirement Plan Updates

  • Changes to the IRS correction program under the EPCRS
  • Anticipated updates to the hardship distribution rules under proposed IRS regulations
  • An update on plan document restatements

Steven E. Grieb

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : ESOPs as an Exit Planning Option

  • Overview of ESOPs
  • Traditional uses of an ESOP
  • Is your company a candidate for an ESOP?
  • Pros and Cons of ESOPs

Rebecca E. Greene

1:55 p.m. : Developments in Mental and Behavioral Health Claims Under Group Health Policies

  • Common mental and behavioral health coverage terms in group health policies
  • Use of exterior “guidelines” developed in-house or through consultants
  • Subjectivity in making coverage determinations
  • Possible claims and the remedies available to participants

John B. Tuffnell

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Death, Disability (and a little Divorce) in Employee Benefits

  • The legal rules regarding death and disability in various types of benefit plans
  • Practical issues faced by employers in administering benefit plans when these life-changing events happen
  • Court cases that highlight problems faced by plan administrators

Leigh C. Riley

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Receive an overview of hot topics in employee benefits practice
  • Discuss the unknown future of Association Health Plans
  • Get the latest updates in retirement plans and mental and behavioral health claims under group health policies
  • See how ESOPs can be used as an exit-planning option
  • Learn what “pesky” fringe benefits must be reported on W-2s
  • Understand how benefit plans are impacted by disability, divorce, or death
  • Employee benefits lawyers
  • Health law attorneys
  • Employment law practitioners
  • Taxation attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Business law attorneys
  • In-house counsel
  • General practitioners

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