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Conquer the New World of 403(b) Retirement Plans

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, May 05, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
HR and Benefits CLE & CPERecording

Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar. As 403(b) regulations tighten and financial markets fluctuate, nonprofit organizations are under greater scrutiny. The IRS issued final regulations that updated and consolidated over 40 years of regulatory guidance, and the Department of Labor (DOL) expanded the Form 5500 reporting and audit requirements. While nonprofit plan sponsors have moved forward with updating their plan documents to comply with the new regulations, many are still concerned about their new fiduciary responsibilities and establishing compliance procedures. It’s crucial for nonprofit plan sponsors to understand their new fiduciary responsibilities and to have a due diligence process in place to reduce risk and limit or mitigate fiduciary liability. 

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help participants cope with all of these issues. Join The Knowledge Group in this 2-hour webcast and learn from the experts about these processes and get updates about the latest and best practices. You will get the chance to join the live interaction with the speakers during the Q&A session. 

Agenda

Brenda M. Van, Western Managing Director, Nonprofit Market Leader
MassMutual Retirement Services
  • The Changing 403(b) Market
  • Market Trends
  • Why you may want to think about Consolidating Providers?

Lisa Murphy, Senior Compliance Director, Non Profit Market
MassMutual Retirement Services
  • ERISA- Non-ERISA
  • 5500 Reporting Requirements
  • Audit Requirements
  • Federal Assistance Bulletin - Audit Relief

David N. Levine, Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered
Groom Law Group
  • Plan terminations. Recent IRS guidance clarifies how 403(b) plans may be terminated.
  • Next Steps for 403(b)s. What comes next for 403(b)s - IRS filings? Audits?
  • 403(b) Fiduciary Issues. What upcoming fiduciary deadlines affect ERISA covered 403(b) plans?

Who Should Attend

  • Retirement Plan advisors/consultants 
  • CFOs
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Controllers
  • Finance Officers
  • Internal Controllers 
  • Tax preparers 
  • HR & Benefits Personnel 
  • Pension & ERISA Attorneys and Consultants 
  • Payroll & Benefits Administrator 
  • Benefits professionals from nonprofit organizations 
  • Retirement plan financial professionals 
  • Third-party administrators

Brenda M. Van, Western Managing Director, Nonprofit Market Leader
MassMutual Retirement Services
  • The Changing 403(b) Market
  • Market Trends
  • Why you may want to think about Consolidating Providers?

Lisa Murphy, Senior Compliance Director, Non Profit Market
MassMutual Retirement Services
  • ERISA- Non-ERISA
  • 5500 Reporting Requirements
  • Audit Requirements
  • Federal Assistance Bulletin - Audit Relief

David N. Levine, Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered
Groom Law Group
  • Plan terminations. Recent IRS guidance clarifies how 403(b) plans may be terminated.
  • Next Steps for 403(b)s. What comes next for 403(b)s - IRS filings? Audits?
  • 403(b) Fiduciary Issues. What upcoming fiduciary deadlines affect ERISA covered 403(b) plans?

Brenda M. VanWestern Managing Director, Nonprofit Market LeaderMassMutual Retirement Services

Brenda Van is a MassMutual Retirement Services Managing Director, Western Regional Non-Profit Market Specialist. Brenda serves the ERISA 403(b) Western region retirement plan market on behalf of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division based in Springfield, Massachusetts. In this role, she supports hospitals and healthcare organizations, private education, associations and other 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations. 

Prior to joining MassMutual Brenda spent over 22 years with Fidelity Investments. She served as a Fidelity Vice President, SW Regional Manager of non-profit sales in healthcare, higher education, and other tax-exempt 501(C)3 organizations. 

Brenda has extensive experience in the healthcare, education, and core non-profit markets. She is a recognized industry leader in assessing and serving the retirement plan needs of the tax exempt, non-profit community. 

Lisa MurphySenior Compliance Director, Non Profit MarketMassMutual Retirement Services

Lisa is a Consultant with the ERISA Advisory Services department of the Retirement Services division of MassMutual. She is responsible for providing technical regulatory support to MassMutual's Defined Contribution, 403(b), 457(b) and 409A Nonqualified plans product lines. This includes plan design analysis, consulting on complex nondiscrimination testing issues, contributing articles for MassMutual’s Plan Sponsor website on IRS, DOL, and other regulatory and legislative issues, speaking at retirement industry conferences and delivering web based seminars to Plan Sponsors and internal associates on regulatory and legislative issues. 

Lisa began her career in the retirement plans industry 25 years ago at the Travelers Insurance Company as an actuarial analyst in their Defined Benefit Plans department. 

Lisa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and has earned the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries’ (ASPPA) Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation. 

David N. LevinePrincipal, Groom Law Group, CharteredGroom Law Group

Mr. Levine maintains a wide-ranging employee benefits practice in which he addresses benefits-related issues than range from issues of plan and participant taxation to fiduciary structuring to health and welfare benefit design issues. Mr. Levine regularly serves as counsel to Fortune 500 clients, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental retirement plans on their various employee benefits issues. He is a frequent speaker on plan design, fiduciary governance, and legislative issues to audiences ranging from human resources professionals, to third-party administrators, to vendors and other service providers. Mr. Levine is a member of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). 


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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   114104

This activity is designed to meet the CPE requirement of the ASPPA CPE program.
   

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 60 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans and serves approximately 1.2 million retirement plan participants. 

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term. 

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) [of which Retirement Services is a division] and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. 

MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC., member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. 

For more information, visit massmutual.com/retire.

Website: https://www.massmutual.com/

Groom Law Group, Chartered is a Washington, DC-based law firm of over 50 attorneys that focuses exclusively on employee benefits issues. More information about the firm and its attorneys can be found at https://www.groom.com

Website: https://www.groom.com/

Brenda Van is a MassMutual Retirement Services Managing Director, Western Regional Non-Profit Market Specialist. Brenda serves the ERISA 403(b) Western region retirement plan market on behalf of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division based in Springfield, Massachusetts. In this role, she supports hospitals and healthcare organizations, private education, associations and other 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations. 

Prior to joining MassMutual Brenda spent over 22 years with Fidelity Investments. She served as a Fidelity Vice President, SW Regional Manager of non-profit sales in healthcare, higher education, and other tax-exempt 501(C)3 organizations. 

Brenda has extensive experience in the healthcare, education, and core non-profit markets. She is a recognized industry leader in assessing and serving the retirement plan needs of the tax exempt, non-profit community. 

Lisa is a Consultant with the ERISA Advisory Services department of the Retirement Services division of MassMutual. She is responsible for providing technical regulatory support to MassMutual's Defined Contribution, 403(b), 457(b) and 409A Nonqualified plans product lines. This includes plan design analysis, consulting on complex nondiscrimination testing issues, contributing articles for MassMutual’s Plan Sponsor website on IRS, DOL, and other regulatory and legislative issues, speaking at retirement industry conferences and delivering web based seminars to Plan Sponsors and internal associates on regulatory and legislative issues. 

Lisa began her career in the retirement plans industry 25 years ago at the Travelers Insurance Company as an actuarial analyst in their Defined Benefit Plans department. 

Lisa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and has earned the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries’ (ASPPA) Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation. 

Mr. Levine maintains a wide-ranging employee benefits practice in which he addresses benefits-related issues than range from issues of plan and participant taxation to fiduciary structuring to health and welfare benefit design issues. Mr. Levine regularly serves as counsel to Fortune 500 clients, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental retirement plans on their various employee benefits issues. He is a frequent speaker on plan design, fiduciary governance, and legislative issues to audiences ranging from human resources professionals, to third-party administrators, to vendors and other service providers. Mr. Levine is a member of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). 

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