Hot Topics in Employee Benefits — What We’re Seeing - June 2013

June 12, 2013
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Please join us for the fifth installment of our What We're Seeing webinar series, featuring updates on hot topics and trends you should be following. This webinar will focus on important developments regarding employee benefits and executive compensation.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
12:00–1:30 pm ET

Presentation Agenda:

12:00 pm | Introduction

12:05 pm | Health and welfare

  • New exchange notification requirements
  • The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's fee plan and headcount issues
  • Play, pay, or both: approaches straddling the divide

12:20 pm | Fiduciary considerations

  • Recent DOL and SEC pronouncements on target date funds
  • Increased use of ERISA expense accounts

12:30 pm | Plan sponsor issues

  • DOL's proposed regulations for life annuity illustrations on defined contribution plan participant benefit statements
  • The PBGC's evolving focus on plan sponsor creditworthiness

12:40 pm | Executive compensation

  • Tax compliance issues for 401(k) excess plans

12:50 pm | Fringe benefits/payroll taxes

  • Payroll tax audits of wages paid to expatriate and alien workers
  • Withholding and Form W-4 issues triggered by the 2013 Medicare and income tax increases
  • FICA tax on severance pay and the Quality Stores decision

1:00 pm | Multiemployer plans

  • Employer compliance with the Affordable Care Act

1:10 pm | ESOPs

  • The differences between S corporation and C corporation ESOPs

1:20 pm | Q&A

Craig A. Bitman | Deputy Practice Group Leader, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Save the dates for the next webinars in this series:
September 18, 2013
December 18, 2013

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