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FREE Workshop---2017 Employee Benefit Plan Update

It's a Jungle Out There

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After completing this workshop, participants will understand and be able to describe: Recent litigation impacting employee benefit plans, proposed changes to Form 5500 and EBP reporting, common errors in Form 5500 filings, and guidance for reviewing Form 5500, CyberSecurity risks and recommended actions for mitigating those risks

Using Bread Crumbs to Find Your Way Out of the Jungle

SPEAKER:  Brandon Long, McAfee & Taft

  • Identify the fiduciaries of your Plan and learn helpful nuggets to guide fiduciaries on the right path
  • Overview of recent litigation impacting employee benefit plans  (EBP) to understand the trends and why it matters to you
  • Current  developments in the EBP industry

Form 5500 – It's Not Just a Signature Page and Regulatory Changes are in the Air

SPEAKER: Jill Pierce and Gwen Bryant, HoganTaylor LLP

  • Walkthrough a practical review of Form 5500 – experience a guided tour of a Form 5500 review and common errors discovered
  • Understand the proposed modifications to Form 5500, including key changes to existing schedules, new schedules, impact on group health plans, and new compliance questions on operations and financial management of plans
  • Navigating through proposed changes in EBP reporting and how these modifications will impact your plan

CyberSecurity – It's a Jungle Out There

SPEAKER: Cody Griffin, HoganTaylor

  • Examine recent CyberSecurity attacks and the financial impact to businesses
  • Tips on keeping employee and sensitive data safe
  • Discussion of managing CyberSecurity risks and mitigating breaches

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