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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.

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 Fiduciary Institute On-Demand (Non-CLE)

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This Institute, scheduled over 3 afternoons, will present the latest developments in ERISA fiduciary prudence, including good governance and plan operational practices in the face of current challenges from private litigators, evolving governmental oversight, and a constantly changing real-world landscape. You will hear from leading ERISA attorneys, in-house counsel, and investment professionals.

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Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions On-Demand (Non-CLE)

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Designed for in-house counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, consultants, accountants, and corporate executives. This program focuses on how experienced lawyers incorporate innovative concepts into their successful practices and the finer points on handling a deal.

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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.

Reports are - Available to the Public

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Contact the JCEB

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

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