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Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB)

Celebrating 42 Years of CLE Excellence! The JCEB is the central and dedicated ABA provider and coordinator of employee benefits in-person and virtual CLE programs, webinars, and Passport Subscription Program.

Reach Your Market and Generate New Business

As the ABA’s leading provider and coordinator of educational programming for employee benefits, deferred compensation and ERISA attorneys and professionals, you can reach your target audience and expand your network and profile by becoming a sponsor of the JCEB or any of its National Institutes, webinars or other programs. By sponsoring the JCEB or any of its programs, you can connect with thousands of employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys around the country, including those key decision makers that will help you gain greater market share.

Multiemployer Plan Expenses

August 8 / Virtual Webinar

Jointly administered, labor-management multiemployer plans present some unique issues involving plan assets and expenses. What expenses are properly paid out of plan assets (or not), who pays if the plan cannot pay, what is the proper allocation of expenses where the expenses are incurred related to two or more multiemployer trusts with the same board of trustees, and what circumstances warrant recusal of a fiduciary or review by an independent fiduciary? Please join our panel of experts to learn the rules and best practices regarding expenses that arise for multiemployer plans.

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The Amended QPAM Exemption: Impacts For Advisers, Attorneys, And Plan Sponsors

August 13 / Virtual Webinar

Created in 1984, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTCE) 84-14 for Qualified Professional Asset Managers (QPAM) permits an ERISA investment account managed by a QPAM to complete myriad transactions with parties in interest with respect to a Plan, subject to the PTCE’s conditions. PTCE 84-14 has been a favored mechanism to manage investments in both ERISA defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The 2024 amendments have added new requirements, including new notification to the DOL, disqualification events, and recordkeeping requirements, including participant access rights to records. Learn from our panelists what amended PTCE 84-14 means for investment managers of ERISA assets, plan sponsors with plans that invest in managed pools, and attorneys who advise any of these parties.

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50 Years of ERISA Preemption: Where Do We Stand?

September 17 / Free Virtual Webinar

This program will review current issues relating to ERISA preemption within the context of 50 years of caselaw defining the scope and limits of ERISA's preemptive effect. Is preemption expanding or contracting? Or is it a case-by-case determination? Our expert panel will review recent litigation involving the intersection between state laws and ERISA, including state PBM regulation, automatic IRAs, and local benefit ordinances, to explain how the law is evolving in this ever-dynamic area.

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ERISA Basics National Institute

November 18-20 / Virtual Program

Are you new to ERISA? A practitioner who addresses issues related to employee benefit plans and would like a review? This program is for you! We welcome you to join us for this opportunity to brush up on the basics and receive a comprehensive introduction to the complex world of ERISA and employee benefits law. This program will provide an opportunity to hear from ERISA experts on comprehensive ERISA topics, key cases, and ongoing litigation trends. Designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, litigators, and consultants.

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Employee Benefits Passport

To access - for one low price - all of the JCEB’s webinars and get a 25% discount to attend any or all of the renowned JCEB National Institutes (in-person and virtual), subscribe to the Employee Benefits Passport.

JCEB and Federal Agency Technical Sessions

Agency Meetings

Each May the JCEB meets with federal agencies (IRS/Treasury, DOL, HHS, CMS, PBGC, EEOC and SEC) to discuss issues of interest to employee benefits practitioners. Check here to download past and new reports that have been compiled following these meetings for free. If you wish to attend any of these meetings, join a Sponsoring Section and their Employee Benefits Committee and ask how you can get involved or attend.

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Contact the JCEB

1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 400 / Washington, DC 20036 / Phone: (202) 662-8641

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