Jennifer S. Kiesewetter
ERISA, ACA & Exec Comp Attorney, Owner - Kiesewetter Law Firm, PLLC
Jennifer Kiesewetter is a seasoned attorney in the field of employee benefits, encompassing qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans, welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation plans.

Ms. Kiesewetter's practice includes regulatory compliance and governance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), the Internal Revenue Code and the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), in addition to the other federal laws governing employee benefits and health care compliance regulatory law. She also represents plan sponsors and employers in ERISA litigation actions.

She is an Adjunct Professor of Employee Benefits at University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She is also a member of the American, Mississippi, and Memphis Bar Associations, and the Association for Women Attorneys. Additionally, Ms. Kiesewetter is a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of employee benefits and health care compliance regulatory law, both locally, regionally and nationally.

DISTINCTIONS FOR JENNIFER KIESEWETTER:
  • U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers 2016 "Best Law Firms" KLF has received a metropolitan tier 2 ranking designation in the practice areas of employee benefits (ERISA) law and litigation (ERISA)
  • The Best Lawyers in America¬©, Litigation - ERISA, 2013-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America¬©, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Employee Benefits, 2009-2013, 2015 - present
  • Member, Leadership Memphis, Executive Class, 2013
  • Mentor, Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE), 2010-2011
  • Kindle Award Recipient, 2011
  • "Women to Watch," Memphis Minority Business Magazine
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Form 5500 Reporting Update
In this webinar, you will receive practical guidance about Form 5500 and Form 8955-SSA. Employers who offer an employee benefit plan must file an annual report regarding the plan’s financial condition, investments and operations, unless specifically exempt by law. Filing the Form 5500 satisfies this requirement.
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Plan Documents: ERISA, Section 125, SPDs, and Wraps: Oh My!
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), group health plans must be in writing. However, the plan may be composed of several documents - such as an insurance company's contract, a certificate of coverage, or a summary of benefits. However, these are not your legal ERISA plan documents. If you do not have an ERISA plan document and summary plan description, often called your wrap documents, your plan is out of compliance. Further, to have your employees' health plan premiums be deducted on a pre-tax basis, you must have a Section 125 plan (or a cafeteria plan) in place. This plan is separate from your ERISA plan documents.
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Structuring Best Interest Contract Exemptions to Comply with the DOL Fiduciary Rule: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now
This presentation will examine how the Trump presidency could impact the rule, the requirements for qualifying under the new Best Interest Contract Exemption (the BICE), which is the centerpiece of this system of conditional dispensations, and practical implications of the fiduciary rule for broker–dealers, registered investment advisors, and other investment institutions and how asset managers may wish to assist their partners.
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ERISA Essentials for Lawyers, Employers and HR Professionals
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and the continued guidance on and court interpretations of ERISA, plan sponsors must navigate a myriad of rules and regulations to confirm that their employee benefit plans are compliant under Federal law. As ERISA impacts both retirement and health plans, the new rules and guidance are far-reaching. Non-employee benefit lawyers, employers, and HR professionals must be familiar with ERISA so that they may spot certain compliance issues related to their clients’ or their own employee benefit plans.
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Legal Aspects of Account-Based Plans - HSAs, HRAs and FSAs under the ACA
Employers should attend this webinar to learn about important changes to the rules affecting account-based plans under the ACA as these accounts provide additional health coverage options for employees, potential savings for health care coverage, and affect taxes and penalties for both employees and employers.
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New 409A Guidance on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans: Compliance Strategies for Employee Benefits Counsel
Listen as our expert highlights the important modifications under the new 409A and 457(f) regulations and strategies for compliance. Additionally, the speaker will discuss questions that remain unanswered and new questions that arise.
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DOL Investigations of Employee Benefit Plans: Navigating Enforcement Actions, Audits and Settlements
Most employers are aware that the Department of Labor (DOL) regularly investigates wage and hour practices, but did you know that the DOL also investigates your benefit plans? Should the DOL determine that your business is somehow non­compliant, they will attempt to assess penalties. This webinar will educate plan sponsors and fiduciaries on how to prepare for Department of Labor (DOL) investigations or audits as well as prepare employee benefits counsel to represent plan fiduciaries and sponsors facing such investigations or audits.
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