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Advanced 401(k) Topics
Appleton, WI - 11/5/2019 - 11/5/2019

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Advanced 401(k) Topics Workshop - Program Agenda
Covering Current Events (including the SECURE Act), Multiple Employer Plans, Missing Participants, and More

8:00 a.m.
Registration Checkin, Coffee and Pastry

8:30 a.m.
Regulatory Update:
A review of the practical implications on plan sponsors and administrators of recent changes to the laws and regulations that govern retirement plans from hardship distributions to qualified business income

Legislative Update: A detailed look into the SECURE Act/RESA (which is expected to become law prior to the seminar dates). If passed, this legislation will have considerable impact on 401(k) plan design and administration. This session will be updated with the most relevant information to help your firm prepare for the potentially most expansive change to the retirement plan landscape since the Pension Protection Act

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Multiple Employer Plans:
A detailed look into Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs), the rapidly changing MEP landscape, DOL and IRS guidance, MEP administrative requirements, and advantages and risks of administering or sponsoring a MEP

Missing Participants: Overview of DOL regulations; required search techniques; handling larger balances; options for distributing lost participant accounts; PBGC program; strategies to avoid missing participants; RMD requirements

401(k) Plan Errors and Corrections: A detailed review of the most common 401(k) plan operational failures and the IRS recommended correction methods (and recommendations on how to avoid future occurrences)

4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Back-to-back scheduling!
The Advanced 401(k) Topics Workshop is preceded on the prior day by the Advanced Plan Design and Cross-Testing Workshop. A multi-program discount will be available. A multi-program registration discount is offered for those who wish to attend both programs at the same location. Attend both Workshops and enjoy the multiple-program discount - a $50 savings!

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