It has been said that there is no such thing as a truly qualified plan. With all the moving parts, it is a question of when, not if, every plan will experience a misstep. Fortunately, the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) is available to help plans come back to the light. Whether a mistake is still just a molehill or has already become a mountain, EPCRS provides you with the tools you need to guide your clients to a clean slate.
In this half-day session, Adam Pozek will set the stage by providing an overview of the general principles and mechanics of EPCRS. He will then use a series of interactive case studies to illustrate standard corrections to common problems, discuss how to formulate corrections when the "standard" methods don't quite work and consider some of the ethical challenges practitioners face when helping clients through the minefield. Names will be changed to protect the not-so-innocent, but you are sure to recognize the issues. Bring your own war stories to add to the fun.
Our lunch program, presented by well-known thought leader Steven Caponi, will feature an overview of the cybersecurity threat including:
- What are your obligations - statutory and contractual. Will cover inadvertent contractual obligations and breach notification obligations under state law.
- Risks associated with storing data in the cloud. Will cover third party liability and need to review/understand cloud service provider agreements.
- Cybersecurity insurance. Discuss what is not covered by general policies and key attributes of cyber policies.
- Q and A
Seats are limited at this event. A sell-out is expected, so please register early.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Adam Pozek is a 20+ year veteran of the pension consulting business. He is a partner at DWC ERISA Consultants, LLC, an independent consulting and third party administration firm, where he and his team work with businesses of all sizes and industries from across the country.
Mr. Pozek has been a strategic business partner to companies as small as one employee and as large as 40,000 employees to help them design and maintain plans tailored to meet their objectives, yet flexible enough to adapt as their businesses evolve. In addition to custom plan design, Mr. Pozek has developed several specialties over the years, including the following:
- Assisting clients with benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions;
- Representing clients in IRS/DOL audits; and
- When accidents happen, helping clients bring their plans back into compliance via the IRS and
- DOL correction programs.
Mr. Pozek also enjoys helping others develop their careers. He has been fortunate to be invited to speak at events for local and national organizations and to have articles published in a number of respected industry publications. Mr.Pozek also believes it is important to give back to the industry in which he has grown his career. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pension Benefits, and since the early 2000s, he has had the opportunity to participate on many ASPPA committees, including the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee. Mr.Pozek is also serving a 3-year term on the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT").
Steven Caponi maintains a national litigation practice with a concentration on corporate and intellectual property matters. Mr. Caponi is co-chair of BlankRome's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy group. He also serves as co-administrative partner of Blank Rome's Wilmington office.
His practice covers all facets of business litigation including breach of fiduciary duty and corporate governance claims, merger and acquisition litigation, securities litigation, patent infringement and intellectual property and cybersecurity and data privacy.
As a prominent speaker and writer, Mr. Caponi is widely recognized for his practical leadership on a wide range of cybersecurity policy issues, including emerging trends, NIST Compliance, industry best practices, data breach preparedness and response, and federal and state regulation. He has become a well-known policy and substantive thought leader in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy.
ASPPA: 4 hours
EA: 4 hours (4 non-core)
ERPA: 4 hours
PACLE: 3.5 hours
NJCLE: 3.5 hours
PA Accounting: 4 hours
NJ Accounting: 4 hours
CFP: 4 hours
* The actual number of credit hours will be determined based on the actual session content and will be indicated on your CE certificate.