Conferences and Speeches

New York Pension Settlements Strategies Conference

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation partner Craig Bitman will present at the “Pension Settlements Strategies Conference” sponsored by Pensions & Investments.

Preparing and Implementing a Communications Plan
October 15, 2015 | 11:20 am–12:10 pm

Communicating changes in the pension plan is not merely a courtesy, it is a regulatory requirement. Recently, the Government Accountability Office noted that plan participants need to receive more and better information, specifically in regards to lump sum payouts, but the issue applies to all aspects of the de-risking process. These communications experts will describe:

  • The communications regulatory requirements
  • Explaining the facts without overwhelming participants – how much information is too much?
  • Getting the timing right – at which points is communication necessary or helpful?
  • Choosing the right channels – how do participants expect to receive information?
  • Examples of communications plans