Employee benefit plans are subject to a seemingly never-ending procession of compliance requirements, and even minor problems can lead to significant consequences for employers, fiduciaries, and participants. In this session, we will discuss the most common employee benefit compliance issues that we come across in our practice and discuss practical plan drafting and administration techniques to help you avoid these compliance problems-along with (relatively) painless solutions to common problems under Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Labor guidance.
What is and what is not a properly drafted welfare plan document and summary plan description
An understanding of the IRS and DOL rules for using electronic media for required participant communications
Learning about certain benefits that are not always properly identified as being subject to ERISA