Hot Topics in Employee Benefits: What We’re Seeing - September 2012

September 13, 2012
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Please join us for the second 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.

Presentation Agenda:

12:00 pm | Introduction

12:05 pm | Health and welfare

  • HIPAA enforcement activities

12:15 pm | Plan sponsor responsibilities

  • Lump-sum window as a pension plan "de-risking" strategy
  • Pension funding relief

12:30 pm | Fiduciary responsibilities

  • DOL developments on self-directed brokerage disclosures
  • Section 408(b)(2) service provider disclosures - next steps for plan sponsors

12:45 pm | Executive compensation

  • Update on section 409A: changing the form of payment under employment agreements
12:55 pm | Fringe benefits
  • Survey-type audits of fringe benefits and worker-classification issues
  • Filing FICA claims and obtaining extensions to process denied claims
  • Penalties for late-paid employment taxes, late-filed Forms W-2, and other mistakes

1:05 pm | ESOPs

  • DOL targeting of valuation reports of ESOPs

1:20 pm | Multiemployer plans

  • Potential minimum funding liability for terminating plans
  • Single-employer minimum funding liability and accounting concerns for employers participating in contracting multiemployer pension plans

Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00-1:30 pm ET

Steven D. Spencer
Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Upcoming Schedule:
December 5, 2012
March 20, 2013
June 12, 2013

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