EBI Workshops

While the annual conference is still the hallmark event for the Employee Benefits Institute, the board has expanded its programming by providing targeted workshops throughout the year. In contrast to the annual conference which covers a variety of topics in both the welfare and retirement areas, the workshops allow for a concentration in a particular subject matter that might only apply to one slice of employee benefits. Recently, EBI has partnered with the Department of Labor to sponsor their outreach events in Kansas , Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. The workshops allow EBI to maintain a regional focus with meetings in Omaha and Des Moines as well as northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma.


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Observations from the Welfare Benefits Front: Finishing 2015 Strong and Looking Ahead to 2016 and Beyond

September 17, 2015 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Price : $25

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EE. “Tom” Thompson Courtroom, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

This live in-person event is also being offered via webcast.

Cost: $25

Continuing Education Credit:

CLE credit for Missouri 2.0 / Kansas credit pending

CPE Credit for CPAs is available.

HRCI credit and

SHRM credit for human resource professionals pending.

DESCRIPTION


Throughout the presentation, we will share our observations on some of the major challenges we see welfare benefit plan sponsors facing as 2015 comes to a close and 2016 draws near, including:

  • Year-end amendments (e.g., documenting ACA compliance, changes to cafeteria plan election rules, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s same sex marriage decision;
  • Expiration of ACA employer mandate and other transition rules;
  • Determining full-time status under the ACA for employees on a leave of absence and who are rehired;
  • The practicalities of employer reporting under the ACA, including technological roadblocks;
  • Planning for the 40 percent excise tax (Cadillac tax); and
  • What to do about wellness program design in light of the EEOC’s guidance

SCHEDULE


 

7:30 AM                  Registration
8:00 AM              Presentation
10:00 AM               Adjourn

SPEAKER: SCOTT A. BEHRENS, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT ERISA COMPLIANCE ATTORNEY, LOCKTON

MODERATOR: CRAIG KOVARIK, HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP

Upcoming EBI events –

Wed., October 21, 2015 – DOL Audit Update (presented by the DOL) and DOL ReProposed ERISA Fiduciary Regulations (presented by Robert Holcomb, Empower Retirement)

May 5, 2016 – 30th Annual Conference, Overland Park Convention Center

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