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The Year in Benefits: Insights from Leaders in the Benefits Field

The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Group

Apr
8
2015

Date: April 8, 2015

Time: 8:30AM

Location: 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC

Topics

  • Intricacies of Health Premium Reimbursements
     

This comprehensive, advanced course provides both cutting-edge and practical information on the most important developments in employee benefits to have emerged from the past year – legislative, regulatory, and judicial – as well as a look ahead at new trends in benefits and compensation, impending deadlines, anticipated guidance, and upcoming court rulings (including the Supreme Court’s anticipated opinions in M&G Polymers v. Tackett and King v. Burwell).

Topics

  • Whether an employer may provide health premium reimbursement arrangement
  • Cash balance plans under the final regulations
  • M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett and the future of vesting of health care benefits
  • Managing employer stock funds and their litigation risks after Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer
  • Complying with the ACA employer mandate
  • Dealing with the upcoming excise tax on employer-sponsored health plans (Cadillac tax)
  • Settling disputes with the DOL or plan participants
  • King v. Burwell and what happens if tax credit subsidies are not available for coverage purchased through federally-run exchanges
  • Sponsor's approaches to the risks created by their benefit plans
  • New challenges for ESOPs
  • How the PBGC will handle cessation of business operations under new §4062(e)
  • Changes in how to practice before the IRS
  • Confronting HIPAA breaches and audits
  • New benefits exposures to manage in a deal

Other highlights include a networking lunch with registrants and faculty on Thursday (compliments of ALI CLE) and an optional ethics video at the conclusion of Friday’s program, providing an opportunity to stay and earn an additional hour of ethics credit.

 

 

Speakers

Alden J. Bianchi is an employee benefits and compensation attorney at Mintz. He advises clients on retirement plans, compensation arrangements, ERISA issues, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans. Alden is an authority on health care reform.