Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB)

The JCEB is the central and dedicated ABA provider and coordinator of employee benefits in-person CLE programs and webinars as well as annual meetings with the federal agencies that issue regulations and enforce the laws that govern employee benefit plans and deferred compensation arrangements.  The JCEB is co-sponsored by the Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Taxation and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) and is represented by practitioners from each of these sections.  Emily Costin of Alston & Bird, as the representative of TIPS, is the 2018-2019 Chairperson of the JCEB. See below to register for upcoming CLE programs, take advantage of “on-demand” programming, download free copies of the JCEB's reports following its meetings with federal agency officials, sponsor the JCEB's programs, and get further information about the JCEB, including how you can get involved.

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, subscribe to the Employee Benefits Passport.

ERISA Basics National Institute

ERISA Basics National  Institute

June 5-7, 2019 / Washington, DC

For practitioners who address issues related to employee benefit plans, this 2 1/2-day National Institute will provide an opportunity to hear from the ERISA experts. Designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, litigators, and consultants, the focus is on comprehensive ERISA topics including: ERISA Basics Concepts; Fiduciary Standards; Minimum Standards for Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans; Federal Regulation of Health Plans; Government Enforcement; Ethical Issues; Introduction to Litigation; Benefit Claims: Administrative Procedures & Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Discovery in ERISA Litigation; Anatomy of a Deposition; Multiemployer and Other Collectively Bargained Plans; and Remedies.

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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.

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 ask how you can get involved or attend.

Reports are - Available to the Public

Contact the JCEB

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

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