Group & Committee News
Employee Benefit Plans and Other Compensation Arrangements Group
The Employee Benefit Plans and Other Compensation Arrangements Group is racing to complete another successful year and prepare for 2013-2014. The Group presented several CLE programs at the 2013 RPTE Spring Symposia in Washington, DC- “Pension Plans, Limited Partnerships & REITs: Is One of These Things Not Like the Others?” (in conjunction with the Special Investors and Investment Structure Group); “Government is Everywhere: Special Issues in Business Succession Planning” (in conjunction with the Business Planning Group); and "Look What The Wind Blew In: Coping With Health Care Reform.” In addition, the Group is actively coordinating with the Tax Section to provide programs at the Joint Fall CLE Meeting in San Francisco in September, including a panel presentation regarding assistance attorneys can provide to plan sponsors in connection with the review of investment advisor and service provider contracts, as well as joint meetings of each of the Group’s committees with their Tax Section subcommittee counterparts. You are welcome to attend any of these programs!
As a special area of interest this year, the Group has focused on benefit plan issues related to missing participants. In this regard, the Group has held informal discussions with government officials and is in the process of preparing comments to the PBGC with respect to its proposed missing participant program for terminating defined contribution plans.
In addition, the Group has continued to host conference calls on current benefit topics of interest every other month. Responsibility for leading the calls rotates among the committees in the Group. Some of the highlights of the calls and other activities of the Group’s committees are:
Plan Transactions and Terminations Committee
Qualified Plans Committee
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Committee
Fiduciary Responsibility, Administration, and Litigation Committee
Welfare Benefit Plans Committee
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