ERISA Essentials for Lawyers, Employers and HR Professionals
Duration: 90 Minutes
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.
Objectives of the Presentation
Attendees will gain a high level understanding of ERISA issues, as they relate to retirement and group health plans. This high level understanding will acquaint attendees with ERISA requirements and federal agency activity with respect to employee benefits.
Why Should you Attend
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.
Who will Benefit
- Overall summary of ERISA and what it governs
- Plans subject to ERISA
- Requirements for plans governed by ERISA
- Fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA
- Enforcement of plans governed by ERISA
- Hot Audit Topics for ERISA plans
- Employers of all sizes
- Human Resources Professionals
- In-house counsel
- Non-employee benefit attorneys (such as general corporate counsel, employment and labor counsel, tax counsel)
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA) is a federal law that establishes minimum standards for employee benefit plans in private industry and provides for extensive rules on the federal income tax effects of transactions associated with employee benefit plans.